Afterschool and summer learning programs help children to succeed in school, make good choices, and explore their interests.
These programs provide critical opportunities to extend educational enrichment and invite family engagement.
Global Family Research Project
● Identifies family engagement strategies and innovative partnerships between schools and other youth-serving organizations as ways to enrich children’s and teens’ learning opportunities in their communities.
● Provides evaluation guidance and technical assistance on how afterschool and summer programs can better serve communities.
● Documents and communicates the contributions of federal investments, such as the 21st-Century Community Learning Centers program, to support working families and also connect parents to the community resources they need.
Community Relationships to Build Family Access to STEM Learning
The STAR Library Network team shares tips and ideas for using community dialogues to raise up family and community voice and build partnerships in designing STEM-related library services.continue reading