Parent of students are provided services in the following: Tutoring, Literacy, Mentoring,Health and Wellness, Parenting classes,Community engagement, Hands-on, creative learning in areas such as STEM, the arts, and sports, Financial Literacy Jazz Band and Drumming.
Parents are contacted through home visits or phone contact to assess their needs and the needs of their child by the Family Involvement Coordinator - Parent Workshops are established based on parent and student needs -Parents will be provided the opportunity to participate in four workshops scheduled throughout the school year. These workshops are partnered with various community stakeholders to ensure appropriate wrap around services are available. -Twice per year students will have the opportunity to perform for their parents presenting something they have learned during their enrichment clubs -Job Fairs are scheduled for parents to attend at the end of the parenting workshops .
Research shows that when families are engaged, student outcomes, such as attendance, behavior, and achievement, improve. This article opens with a definition of family engagement in afterschool and then presents a research-based rationale for why family engagement is an essential component of afterschool and summer learning programs.
Family engagement in afterschool programs can be leveraged to improve family engagement in learning in and out of school. Specifically, studies have found that family engagement in afterschool programs can lead to greater involvement in school events, increased assistance with homework, and more encouragement for reading.