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Meet Family Needs


Watch the video to see strategies that some 21st CCLC programs use to meet family needs.

When was the last time you thought about how well your program is meeting the needs of the families you serve? Do you regularly gather information about how your program can best serve parents, through surveys, informal conversations or other means?

Think about meeting family needs in several different areas, and the services each community can provide as resources:

  • Health and wellness (community health clinic or family medical practice)
  • College and career readiness (school guidance counselors, local universities or community colleges)
  • Academics (English as a Second Language, GED, or adult continuing education classes)
  • Parenting skills (classes or services offered through a community organization)

Reflect on This

In My Notebook, write down some of the concerns and needs parents and caregivers have shared with you. Then note ways your program can or does help.

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