Parent engage workshop, October 28th
The North Forney High School PTO is excited to host our very first Parent ENGAGE Workshop! This event will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the North Forney High School Field House (6170 Falcon Way Forney, TX 75126). Please see map below for parking and event location specifics. Light refreshments will be provided for attendees and children who attend.
This event is an opportunity for the North Forney community to hear from two incredible speakers: Mrs. Joy Hampton and Dr. Michael Oyedokun. Please read their bios and the topics they will be presenting below!
Childcare will be provided but is limited. We ask that those who need childcare register as soon as possible so that we can appropriately accommodate your needs.
This event is completely free and all North Forney feeder schools are welcome. Registration is required.
If you have any questions, please email Jessica Bagley (email@example.com).
Speaker Bios and Session Topics
Mrs. Joy Hampton
Joy Hampton is a North Forney High School mom, NFHS PTO President, and the CEO & Founder of The Culture Counsel. As a Culture Strategist, she specializes in helping leaders foster inclusive, psychologically safe, and high-performing teams. With over 9 years of experience at Google building culture data and insights programs, she has trained over 1100 Googlers worldwide in classes such as Crucial Conversations, Emotional Intelligence, Bias Busting, #IAmRemarkable, and Microaggressions.
Session Topic: Swipe, Like, Share: Decoding Social Media
In a world where screens seem to hold all the answers, join us for an enlightening session that sheds light on the digital landscape every parent must navigate. Discuss the profound influence of social media on your children's lives and family dynamics. Gain insights into their online behavior and well-being. As a millennial mom with a background in big tech, our PTO President, Joy Hampton, understands the challenges and fears of raising kids in the age of social media. She brings her personal and professional experience to the table to arm you with practical tools and resources to manage your family's digital journey. Learn about parental controls, privacy settings, and effective communication strategies that bridge the generation gap. Join Joy and fellow parents in this empowering session designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to manage social media effectively within your family. Embrace the opportunity to navigate the maze of social media together.
Dr. Michael Oyedokun
Dr. Michael Oyedokun II serves as the Associate Director of Ministry Formation at Dallas Theological Seminary and is a native of Waco, Texas. Michael has served in pastoral ministry for fifteen years and holds several denominational positions with the North Texas District Association, the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas, and the National Baptist Convention of America Int’l Inc.
His personal interests include a love for technology, playing golf and sports; he played football for Stephen F. Austin in college. Michael also founded Doke Enterprises, LLC and Doke Ministries, Inc., a non-profit that focuses on youth empowerment and college awareness. He currently serves as a FCA Character Coach for the North Forney Football Team and Track Team. In January of 2022, he founded and is the Pastor of the Love Community Baptist Church which meets in the field house at North Forney High School.
He earned his Master of Divinity in Theology from G.W. Truett Seminary at Baylor University after obtaining his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University. He earned his Doctor of Ministry in Advanced Expository Preaching from Dallas Theological Seminary and together with his wife and three children, reside in Forney, TX.
Session Topic: Setting and Resetting the Foundation in the Home
Parenting a child in this contemporary culture can be challenging. Tactics and strategies that once worked for previous generations may not be as effective with the cultural differences that exist today. Dr. Oyedokun will highlight the need of SETTING or RESETTING the foundation in the home. The physical foundation of a house is buried in the ground underneath your home. Its primary purpose is to hold your house up. Without it, your house would quickly sink into the ground unevenly, resulting in cracks and damage to your home. A properly built foundation will keep the home even and supported, even during a flood or earthquake. Dr. Oyedokun will provide strategies for parents to strengthen relationships with children in the home dealing with conflict resolution, the giving and receiving of respect and identifying trauma. Dr. Oyedokun is a father of three children with two currently in high school and one in intermediate school. He has been a teacher, a pastor for 15 years and has mentored and counseled youth for over 25 years. Dr. Oyedokun brings personal experience from the perspective of being raised in a single parent household, blended family, and navigating through the highs and lows of lived experiences.