SPRED Partners is grateful to have received a grant from The Catholic Community Foundation to help promote the growth of SPRED in urban parishes in 2017.
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The Milwaukee SPRED Regional Training Center
Our SPRED Regional Training Center (SPRED RTC) provides training and resources for the SPRED community in Milwaukee and the surrounding area. We have a SPRED field worker who develops new parish SPRED programs and mentors existing SPRED programs. Our team of SPRED trainers provides workshops in the SPRED model. We are affiliated with the SPRED Center of Chicago, www.spred-chicago.org where SPRED originated in the 1960s, and who we have been working with since 2003. Our SPRED RTC aligns with the SPRED Center of Chicago to ensure the same quality program and standards.
The Center Provides:
•Support for new parishes starting SPRED groups. A SPRED field worker will provide a series of exploratory SPRED meetings, animations and mentoring to get new groups started.
•Training in the SPRED model
•An observation site
•SPRED curriculum (developed by the Chicago SPRED Center every year)
•Yearly SPRED enrichment
•SPRED Liturgy Workshops
•On-going mentoring and support of SPRED groups
•Coordination of SPRED groups
•Annual meetings for core leaders
•Monthly newsletter distribution of the Chicago SPRED newsletter
•Affiliation and collaboration with the national SPRED Center and its standards
•Our model SPRED site is at SS. Peter and Paul Parish. Observation of a SPRED session is possible using the observation booth at that site. SPRED catechists are required to observe a SPRED session or two as part of their training. Parents, caregivers and others are invited to observe as well. Click here to see the observation schedule. Click here to reserve a spot.
•SS. Peter and Paul SPRED Center
2480 N. Cramer St.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(In the Cramer Building to the right of the church. Enter through the set of four doors. Ring bell.)
•SPRED trainings are hosted by various parishes with SPRED groups.
How to contact a SPRED field worker:
•Email email@example.com or call 414-595-7921
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