Parental School Engagement

During this 6-9 week series, Conexión Américas and a team of Latino parent volunteers deliver workshops that aim to forge a working relationship between Latino parents and schools, to ultimately improve children’s academic achievement. The program is delivered in Spanish and uses a specific curriculum for pre-k, elementary, and middle school. The program, developed by the UnidosUS, helps forge a working partnership between Latino parents and schools to ultimately improve children’s academic achievement.

The sessions, which end with a parental graduation ceremony, teach parents to understand and navigate the school system through a series of workshops in Spanish, led by a team of trained parent facilitators. We employ a parent-to-parent approach aligned with our core value of building the skills of our participants and assisting them in being the principal agents of community change.

The sessions also provide a space for parents to come together, support one another, share experiences and lessons learned.

We offer three levels for parents with:

  • Children in pre-K.
  • Children in elementary school.
  • Children in middle and high school.

Questions Answered

Among the topics covered during the Parents as Partners sessions:

  • How to advocate for your child within the school system.
  • How to help your child graduate from high school and plan for college.
  • How to build positive self-esteem and motivate your child to be successful.
  • How to navigate the school system and communicate effectively with school staff.
  • How to support literacy and create a strong learning environment in the home.

For more information on Parents as Partners please contact us.