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21st Century Community Learning Centers

Family Engagement

Introduction to Family Engagement

Explore the history, benefits and importance of family engagement in 21st CCLC programs. Learn about nine steps you can take to ensure a successful family engagement program.

Implementation Strategies

Go step-by-step through planning and implementing a family engagement plan that aligns with your program's goals and families' needs. Get tips, tools and examples to help you overcome common challenges.

Coaching My Staff

Integrate professional development on how to engage families into your staff learning events. Use tips and tools to create a program culture that helps you get to know the families of the students you serve.


Find ready-to-use, customizable tools that can help you in your efforts to engage families.


My Notebook

Family Engagement

The Notebook is a useful way to jot down notes as you go through the various topics available on the You For Youth website. If you'd like to use the notebook, please sign in if you already have an account or register now to join the Y4Y community!


Family Engagement