Partnering with Families to Improve Outcomes
This issue brief describes the importance and impact of involving families in youth development programs. It presents examples of how programs that are part of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development have used three strategies to engage families: communication, participation, and partnerships. These best practices may inspire others on how to tailor their approach to meet the specific needs and opportunities of each program/community.
Supportive Learning Environment
Family and Community Engagement
Parent support and education
Program Design and Management
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
American Institutes for Research (AIR)