Parent Engagement Toolkit for Dropout Prevention
Parents and caregivers are arguably the most important stakeholders in a child’s educational success. With nearly 1.3 million students dropping out of high school each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance developed this toolkit to engage parents in dropout prevention and development strategies to ensure the success of all children.
This toolkit is a resource for all organizations and community leaders interested in bringing the parent voice into the planning process and the development of local and state action plans addressing the dropout crisis. It is intended to provide a set of resources to effectively reach out to parents, solicit their perspectives and engage them in the development of strategies that will lead to educational success for their children. The use of the term “parent engagement” in this toolkit is all-inclusive of any adults who are responsible for raising children.
Click below to check out the toolkit along with a video discussing the importance of parent engagement.