January 14, 2014
In December the Y4Y team travelled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to collaborate with 21st CCLC grantees from the Bureau of Indian Education. Among other topics, grantees shared their wide-ranging ideas for family involvement, from inviting families to student performances to literacy nights to family sports competitions.
The staff of one program shared their idea of inviting a local bank to host a financial literacy night, offering family members the opportunity to build their skills. Another program, whose students have families that live a great distance from the center, discussed the idea of using technology to send regular communication and video chat with families that cannot be physically present for events.
The Y4Y team thanks all of the grantees that participated in this great discussion, and we invite you to continue it on the Discussion Boards.