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What is Parenting Partners?

What is Parenting Partners™? In a word-engagement.

Parenting Partners™ workshops combine parenting and leadership skills that empower parents to become vital contributors to their children’s academic success. The eight comprehensive workshops are presented by each school’s own trained facilitator team multiple times year-round, in multiple languages, creating a sustainable source of parent leaders.

How is our program for parent engagement different?

  • We build parenting skills that produce effective parents.
  • We show parents how to successfully partner with the school.
  • We create a sustainable team of positive parent leaders.

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More than 90,000 parents have benefited from the comprehensive leadership training they’ve received from Parenting Partners™. No wonder it’s the most widely used and popular parent leadership system in North America!

Parenting Partners™ becomes a locally-owned resource to involve parents in academic improvement and positive leadership. It extends the reach of teachers and administrators challenged by limited budgets and resources.

We bring parents the latest frameworks and research from Harvard, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and the U.S. Department of Education.

  • We bring your parents the Parent Roles in Student Achievement from the 2013 Partners in Education—A Dual Capacity Building Framework from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Parents become experts in these Parent Roles developed by Dr. Karen Mapp from the Harvard Family Research Project and her colleagues.
  • Parents grow in their Roles in Encouraging, Supporting, Creating Structure, Communicating, Leadership, Modeling, Collaborating, and Partnering.
  • Parents will put in practice Dr. Joyce Epstein’s Six Types of Parent Involvement from the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Parents apply the practical research showing that grades increase along with teen drug resistance when Family Meals increase.  Research is from CASA—The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.
  • We incorporate the PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships.

We focus on all 3 critical outcomes.

School districts now, more than ever, must be certain they will see results from a parenting skill-building program they select. There is no room to experiment.
Parenting Partners™ focuses on three key outcomes—

  • Positive parent engagement.
  • Improved student academics.
  • Strong home learning environment.

We have a verifiable track record of success. We measure what we do and can provide excellent references from districts nationally.