Family Education & Engagement
Research and more research has consistently shown that family engagement is a key component for student success. Regardless of race, ethnicity or even the parent's education level, the participation of the family in the educational process positions a child to perform better in school, have higher attendance, and develop skills to deal with difficult social situations. The workshops and activities for this category will be designed to assist the parent with appropriately supporting their child’s academic and social development. Some of the topics may include, but will not be limited to:
- Parental Rights and Responsibilities in the Educational Process
- Advocating for Your Child
- My Child and Special Education
- How to Make the Right School Choice
- Children Live What they Learn: You are the first teacher!
- What Can I Do to Contribute to My Child's Success?
- Financial Literacy: Preparing for the Future
- Create a Plan with Your Child for Your Child
- Helping My Child Make Healthy Choices
- Health and Wellness
- Social Media and Technology Safety
- Dealing with Bullies
- Making Sense of the Numbers: Understanding the data
- What Happens Next? (after the middle years, after high school)
- ...and much more!
In addition to these mini-courses, parents will be invited to join their children on various excursions locally, nationally and even internationally. They will have the opportunity to learn with their children as well as connect with other parents, expanding their networks and forming alliances. It is always helpful and comforting to know that we are not alone. What we encounter others may have already experienced. Our parents will have a supportive and enriching village experience.