FAMILY AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Create partnerships among schools, families, community groups, and individuals designed to share and maximize resources.
"Functioning, supportive families and social support within communities contribute to students’ success. When children feel valued, they are more likely to develop important skills, avoid risk behaviors, and remain in schools," (Epstein, 1995).
Families and communities can support each other and contribute to the success of the school by:
- Volunteering time and resources
- Working in conjunction with student supportive services
- Participating on School Health Advisory Councils, to build support for school health programs
- Sharing facilities and resources and encouraging participation by all individuals and groups