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.
Youth Taking Leading Roles: Defining and Improving Family Engagement
In this post, Heather Weiss and Linda Jacobson capture the ways that schools and community organizations involve children and youth in improving family engagement.continue reading