parents' night out (PNO)
What is PNO?
Parents’ Night Out (PNO) serves a couple of purposes. First and foremost, it is a service to the parents in the Greater Lafayette area. Students facilitate this program twice a semester for the children that includes crafts, music, games, story time, snacks and a kid friendly movie. This gives parents four hours to enjoy some well-deserved time alone to go out on a date, get some Christmas shopping done, hang out with friends or anything else they care to do. Secondly it serves as a major part of our annual missions goal, since we accept donations as parents return to collect their kids. The money is not a requirement but parents may donate if they wish. All of this money goes to support student mission trips.
What other parents’ have said:
Parents Night Out is truly for any parent. As the single mother of a child with special needs, any hesitation I had vanished instantly due to the warm reception my daughter received and the thoughtful questions I was asked to prepare for her participation. It’s an evening we both look forward to, and I’m grateful that it exists.
I am a single mother of three and have enjoyed every opportunity for the kids to attend the Parent’s Night Out! Knowing my children are in a safe loving environment and that they are making wonderful connections to other believers in Christ and having great role models in the students and leaders is very rewarding.