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21st Century Community Learning Centers

Great Benefits, Low Turnout

Despite the many benefits, building family engagement is a big problem for schools today. But, it's a problem your 21st CCLC program can help to solve. Like the school staff, you know it can be difficult to get parents and caregivers to attend events. Often, the same group of parents shows up every time.

One or more of these factors may explain why many families don't become more involved in education:

  • Poverty
  • Low level of education
  • Unemployment or overemployment (more than one job)
  • Cultural and language barriers
  • Substance abuse
  • Transportation
  • Fear of institutions, authority, abuse and other concerns

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!

Glossary

Family Engagement