Happy New Year, Parents and Partners

Happy New Year Parents and Partners!

I hope that 2024 is off to a fantastic start for you. As we dive into the daily routines and responsibilities, it’s common for the initial excitement and aspirations to fade away. However, I want to remind you that it’s never too late to pursue your vision for the future.

But achieving your goals requires planning and determination. In both my professional and personal life, I live by the saying, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” So, I encourage you, whether you’re a group leader, school board member, school board candidate, or parent, to take the time to develop a plan and set weekly goals that will propel you towards your aspirations. One step at a time, one accomplishment at a time. By following this simple advice, I am confident that when you look back at this time next year, you will be amazed at all that you have achieved.

At FreedomWorks B.E.S.T., we have created resources and training programs to support you on your journey. Sign up for our FreedomWorksAcademy.org to gain valuable insights on running for school board, fundraising, and creating strategic plans. As you navigate through the year, remember that discouragement is a natural part of the path to success. But take heart, because you are not alone. We are here to assist you in growing your group, advocating with legislators, running for school board, and navigating your role as a board member.

If you haven’t already, now is the perfect time to start planning for success. 2024 is the year where we can make a significant difference in shaping our children’s future. Remember, change begins with one person, and I have the utmost confidence that person is you!

Here’s to an incredible year ahead!


Laura Zorc

Vice President of Programs  &

Executive Director of B.E.S.T.


A goal without a plan is just a wish