High-quality afterschool programs and community schools engage families in programs and support their children’s success in school, yet, this is often cited as a major barrier for programs and schools. The following resources are meant to provide tips and examples to assist with increasing family engagement in your afterschool program and/or community school.
Engaging Families in Your Community School: What Works
In this Network for Youth Success produced presentation, learn what works for engaging families in a community school setting. Many of the strategies involve afterschool programs, or would be applicable to afterschool programs operating outside of the community schools strategy.
Family Involvement Harvard Family Research Project www.hfrp.org/family-involvement This webpage includes publications, resources, research, and professional development opportunities related to family involvement.