Communities In Schools believes that dropout prevention starts with the family. Our site coordinators can give students moral and academic support, but nothing is as important as the support of a parent or guardian. When a parent or other positive adult role model takes an interest in their child’s education, it can make all the difference between dropping out and graduating.
Earlier this week, we asked our followers on Facebook and Twitter what they believed are the best ways for parents to get involved at their children’s school. Here are some of their inspiring answers. Please share your ideas in the comments section.
* Ask what’s needed and use your skills to assist in accomplishing the overall goals – children’s overall health, safety and learning (with a healthy mix of fun)!
* Get to know your child’s teacher; work with them and actively communicate with the teacher; work with your child and their friends.
* Just be there and attend events, meetings … be present.
* Initiate parent groups to discuss issues that are relevant to their students.