Parents know—a successful educational experience takes more than a few great teachers.
It’s a collaborative effort, which includes parental support. Schools count on and actively encourage parents to get involved in their child’s education. That involvement doesn’t have to be limited to helping kids with homework—it can be as simple as 30 minutes in a classroom once a week offering reading support, or as involved as running a committee or serving as an officer for the PTA/PTO.
Where to start? Here are articles and organizations that can point you in the right direction.
Supporting Schools, Children and Educational Initiatives In Your Own District:
Supporting Schools and Children In Districts of Need:
Local websites and resources:
Parent Education Consortium of the North Shore — an organization that serves as a centralized source of information on parent resources and programs that promote stronger schools, family and community life.
LEAD — a Lake Forest-based organization offering parental resources and programming designed to empower and promote strong families.