Redefining Parental Engagement+Share
We at Stand believe parent involvement to be a key factor of kids’ academic success. We have strengthened parent-teacher dialogues through our Stand University for Parents program in Memphis, Chicago and Phoenix and have continued to work with teachers on improving parent outreach strategies. Furthermore, we are proud to work with foundations and schools who constantly redefine and improve family engagement with innovative models. These efforts have led to programs such as the Home Visit and Academic Parent Teacher Team, and are now being highlighted and recognized by the US Department of Education as effective ways to enhance student achievement resulting in higher test scores, better attendance and improved graduation rates.
Kristen Ehrgood, founder of the Flamboyan Foundation and board member of Stand for Children Leadership Center, was recently featured on NPR affiliate WAMU for redefining parental involvement and building relationships with families, “one home visit at a time.”