IL-FSS: East Aurora School District’s Parent Cafés
From Kevin Dolan
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A families and school engagement success story is under way in District 131, East Aurora, IL. The school district provides multiple ways for families and the community to engage in its schools. The staff have been following the Parent Café process. According to Be Strong Families, “Parent Cafés are based on the principles of adult learning and family support and are a gateway to providing parent leadership opportunities.” In this video, staff and parent interviews are interspersed with scenes from a recent Parent Café event that illustrates just one of many opportunities families have to engage in their student’s school in District 131.
For more information, contact Alfred Morales, parent and community involvement coordinator, East Aurora School District 131.
The Be Strong Families website has more information about training and resources for the Parent Café model.