K-12 schools can use Getting Ahead as a parent engagement tool. While Getting Ahead is agenda-free and investigators are encouraged to follow their dreams, workshops for parents can benefit school-age children by helping stabilize the family environment and build resources. They also may benefit the schools and community by creating a cadre of parent-leaders who can participate on decision-making boards and serve as role models for other parents.
Schools may use Title I funds to sponsor and fund their own Getting ahead groups, or they may be able to refer parents to Getting Ahead groups in the community.
Click below to learn more about how Getting Ahead can help schools leverage the power of parents for higher student achievement and better outcomes.
Tips for using Getting Ahead for K-12 parents: Read about getting started, conducting a Getting Ahead group, following up with parents, potential outcomes, and support.
Grandview Heights Elementary School, Memphis, TN: Johnnie M. Hatten provides a brief description of her school’s Getting Ahead group, the outcomes, and the impact by the parents.
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