Effective Parent Engagement Models for College Access Programs
Silvia Torres, Families in Schools

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Thursday, April 25

Families In Schools provides programs and professional development that foster authentic parent engagement in schools by building the skills, knowledge, and confidence of both parents and school/district staff on how to best work together. Programming supports student achievement, increases effective communication between staff and parents, and bridges a college- and career-readiness culture between school and home.

This session provided an overview of Families in Schools programs. Presenters also highlighted best practices and lessons learned on how to best reach out to and engage parents in postsecondary planning.