the Family Connection
families are busier than ever before. The demands of modern life can make it
difficult for parents to stay fully involved in their children’s education.
Yet, studies have shown that parent involvement is one of the biggest
predictors of student success. Family engagement has a life-long impact on the
lives of youth and is a critical part of any effort to engage and empower
teens. So how can you increase connection with families and involve them more
fully in their children’s efforts in your out-of-school time program? This
lively training provides the answer, along with key principles and strategies
to help you actively build strong engagement with the families of the teens
with whom you work.
Please note: Only
afterschool practitioners working with middle school youth should register for
Knowledge Area - Community and Family Relationships
Establish frequent contact with parents through a variety of communication
strategies - Level 2.
Engage families and communities in child/youth development and learning - Level