Family Leadership Circle: Portland, ME area

Select Tuesdays

Portland-Area, Mainers (and visitors!) are Welcome!

We invite you to join us for an in-person parenting group at Family Leadership Center HQ. Each week we will focus on one of The 4 Crucial Cs*. Together, we will transform challenges into opportunities to grow the 4Cs.

Attend one session or Purchase a multi-session pass

What are The 4 Crucial Cs?

Download our guide here.

*A Reference Note on The 4 Crucial Cs

Alfred Adler identified the four core needs: belong, improve, significance, encouragement. Ansbacher, H. L., & Ansbacher, R. R. 1956. The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler, Basic Books. New York. 

Betty Lou Bettner and Amy Lew translated Adler’s core needs into the Crucial Cs: Connect, Capable, Count, Courage. Bettner, B.L. & Lew, A. 1989. Raising Kids Who Can. Connexions Press. MA.

Why a Learning Community for Parents?

Research shows that adult learning happens best through conversation and experience. Exploring ideas together in a safe, connected space helps us to discover and apply new ideas and approaches. The important work of raising families is worthy of this kind of space. Together we can grow, experiment, and become the parents we want to be.

Who’s Invited?

Parents, Teachers, Caregivers, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Neighbors and anyone who wants to connect about raising and collectively supporting children. Family Leadership Center supports the work of raising children to grow up able to function and contribute in a meaningful way. Together, we are raising kids to one day support a strong family, community, and ultimately a thriving democracy.

Dates & Times

Select Tuesday evenings
7:00 – 8:30pm
September 26


The Family Leadership Center Hearthroom
162 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME
Parking available on the east side of the building. Enter through the red door!

RSVPs Always Welcome

Email for more information and to secure your spot.


Your first session is free of charge – come experience the FLC difference!

For subsequent sessions:
Purchase in advance or at the time of the session (cash, check, or credit card accepted).

Price Per Session: $30

Purchase Single Session
Buy a multi-session pass and attend any 4 sessions: $99

Purchase Pass