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Additional Resources

Want to see what others are doing to strengthen family engagement? View tools and approaches used by other programs and organizations for planning and implementation. To see what other programs are doing, visit the Discussion Boards.

Focus on Families! How to Build and Support Family-Centered Practices in Afterschool

This is an easy-to-read guide on how to engage families in afterschool programs by creating or expanding your existing family engagement program.
Accessed through the Harvard Family Research Project.


Parent Surveys and Resources

From the Partnership for Children and Youth, this link includes numerous resources for programs, including surveys for parents of students in grades k-3, 4-8 and 9-12.


Family Connections in Math

This website directs you to additional resources to help engage families around math events.
Accessed through SEDL.


For Working with Parents

Find tools to use when working with parents of elementary, middle and high school students. Some resources are available in both English and Spanish.
Accessed through Attendance Works.



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