You 4 Youth developed a presentation template with information about best practices in family engagement. Professional development providers and district leaders can use this template to create their own trainings for educators and caregivers.
Family Engagement Calendar Template
Family engagement activity calendars can be a helpful tool to organize and advertise district events. Download a sample calendar template from Youth 4 Youth and customize to meet your school or district’s needs.
Parent Teacher Home Visits: Educator Resources
This online resource library, developed by the grassroots Parent Teacher Home Visits organization, offers tools for educators to lead home visits. Resources include: Home visit logs, checklists, and certificates Home visit interest survey Sample letters to send to caregivers Conversation starters Reflection tools and more!
THE SCHOOL LEADER TOOL
Building Your School-wide Approach to Family Engagement When family engagement gets REAL, educators and families become true allies in educational excellence, schools foster a sense of belonging for everyone, and students succeed in schools and beyond. Though it is essential to student success, family engagement is not always an easy or clear task. The School …
CARPE: Inclusive Schools and Improvement Methods for Equity
When working to improve human-centered outcomes like those in education and healthcare, a critical aspect of improvement is partnership with those who are most impacted by the system. While there is a range of roles that students and families may choose to play, schools should strive to create the conditions for authentic partnership. Intentionally building …
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Challenging Assumptions Reflection Tool
This tool is to spark a conversation about how our assumptions can influence our actions. Use it to examine ways in which we can question ourselves or others when biased or negative beliefs about families emerge.
Walking Together: A Practical Guide for Strengthening Partnerships Between Schools, Families, and Communities.
Imagine this: A community comes together to set a vision for its public schools. In local libraries, neighborhood associations, school cafeterias, and places of worship, families sit down together and share their hopes and dreams for their children. They think about what schools need to do to better equip students for college, career, entrepreneurship, and …
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Dismantling Adultism Toolkit: How to Build & Maintain a Youth-Centered Organization
This toolkit was designed by youth leaders in New Orleans, LA, to present actionable strategies for organizations to elevate youth voices. The toolkit includes an organizational assessment tool, scorecard, and action template for organizations and districts to understand their own progress toward elevating youth voices and make a plan to improve.
A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family–School Partnerships
Based on existing research and best practices, the Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships (Version 2) is designed to support the development of family engagement strategies, policies, and programs. It is not a blueprint for engagement initiatives, which must be designed to fit the particular contexts in which they are carried out. Instead, the Framework …
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Culturally Affirming and Sustaining Practices, Summer Learning
Visit Turnaround for Children’s Culturally Affirming and Sustaining Practices sub-page and download the Curriculum Audit, which helps educators consider the extent to which curricula and related materials are culturally responsive. The audit includes reflection questions related to cultural knowledge, representation, skills development, and co-creation of learning experiences.