Rainbow Family League is a program that aims to help families have conversations about race, racism, gender, LGBTQ inclusion, diversity and standing up against unfairness.
At First 5 Napa County and Rainbow Action Network, we aim to build a Rainbow Family League of actively anti-racist and inclusive families. We are creating and coordinating the league of support for families: equipment, coaching, practice opportunities, teammates, cheerleaders, and invitationals.
Rainbow Family League (RFL) is comprised of 3 main components or levels of participation.
Level 1: Rainbow Little Libraries
With Rainbow Little Libraries, we are bringing the equipment to you to practice your anti-racist and inclusive parenting skills. We have 20+ participating Little Free Libraries stocked with diverse and inclusive children’s books. Each book has tips for discussion in English and Spanish and many have bookmarks with suggested discussion questions.
Level 2: Rainbow Little Libraries Plus Coaching/Practice
Rainbow Action Network will continue providing opportunities for learning and practice through Rainbow Story Times, educational workshops, activities on our website, and opportunities for family activism.
Level 3: Rainbow Family League
Rainbow Family League is set to begin in September 2021. It is a 6 month long season (with 7 total team practices and equipment provided for at-home practice) for 30 parents/caregivers. Families will receive equipment, coaching, practice, and teammates (fellow parents/caregivers) to be confident and courageous when talking about race, racism, and LGBTQ inclusion with their children. Ultimately, we aim for these families to become actively anti-racist and inclusive families who make our entire community more inclusive. More details to come soon. If you are a parent/caregiver of a child age 0-5 and are interested in participating in the RFL Team Season, please contact Anne@first5napa.org