By design, out-of-school time providers have natural barriers to family engagement. Parents who rely on the care that your program provides may not be eager to participate in the traditional family engagement activities that many schools and community organizations use. But research tells us, if you prioritize the relationship with parents, your participants will have better outcomes in and out of school.
This workshop is designed to empower afterschool program leaders, educators, and coordinators to implement research-backed strategies for enhancing family involvement in out-of-school time programs.
Discover the latest data points highlighting the critical role of family engagement in after-school, summer enrichment, and tutoring initiatives. Dive into key topics, such as fostering effective communication channels, creating inclusive environments, and leveraging technology to bridge the gap between families and programs. Elevate your program’s impact by building strong connections with families and strengthening your community.