Talk About Parenting with Shirlee Smith, a non-profit organization, through the development, production, and distribution of educational parenting programs, we work to improve and strengthen the quality of family life, thereby benefiting the broader community.
Goals and Objectives
• Provide parents with information on a range of subjects that will assist them in addressing “at-risk” or high-risk lifestyle issues
• Provide parents an opportunity to see and hear how other people with the same set of parenting issues, but who live a different lifestyle, handle the same set of experiences
• Assist parents in discovering how to access and benefit from available resources
Since 1994, “Talk About Parenting with Shirlee Smith” has provided parents award-winning programs that focus on the issues parents frequently struggle with but, in most cases, don’t know where to go for help. Originally funded with a $10,000 grant from the City of Pasadena Northwest Programs, for the production of a thirty-minute interview/talk show to be produced at KPAS, the city’s government television station. In 1997, Talk About Parenting with Shirlee Smith became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and since that time revenue has come from a wide range of sources including Los Angeles County, The Wilt Chamberlain Foundation, SBC Foundation, Philanthropist Adelaide Hixon, City of Pasadena, individual contributions and fund raising activities.
Initially airing in Pasadena, the award-winning program became syndicated in 1996 and also became broadcast via the Internet.