Yancy will host parent/caregiver events at participating schools, mainly targeting families
of English learners, re-designate English learners, low-income students, and foster
youth. Events will include refreshments, literacy workshops, and guest speakers from
local community organizations. At each event, presenters will facilitate breakout
sessions with material from age-appropriate and reading-level proper best practices to
teach parents and caregivers strategies to use at home. Events will be conducted in
English and Spanish, depending on the school population. Campus staff will be invited
to attend all events to provide valuable campus-specific insight and information to parents
and caregivers. Quality Parent engagement helps parents feel empowered to advocate for
their child’s education.
Parent engagement is an ongoing process that increases active participation,
communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities to
educate the whole child to ensure student achievement and success.