Parent volunteers offer a huge resource and support base for the school community while showing their kids the importance of participating in the larger community.
Not only will the school reap the benefits of your involvement — you will, too. By interacting with teachers, administrators, and other parents on a regular basis, you’ll gain a firsthand understanding of your child’s daily activities. You’ll also tap into trends and fads of school life that can help you communicate with your kids as they grow and change (all without intruding on their privacy or personal space).
Even if you haven’t been involved in the past, it’s never too late to start. In fact, it may be more important than ever to get involved when kids reach secondary school. Some parents may experience “volunteer burnout” by the time their kids enter high school or decide that the schools don’t need them as much then. Many parents who volunteered a lot of time during their kids’ elementary years return to full-time careers by the time their kids are teens, so there’s often a shortage in the secondary schools.
As a volunteer, you can:
- Help guide the academic, social, and emotional well being of students!
- Play an important role in student achievement!
- Offer many powerful resources to the school community!
- Serve as positive role models within the school community!
Next Steps for volunteering:
- Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
- Parental Involvement – Section 1118
- Parental Involvement – Section 1118 (D)
- Three Laws All Parents Should Know
- Core 40 Graduation Requirements
- The Indiana Youth Institute
- Parent Assistants List
- Parent Involvement In School | Indicators On Children And Youth
- Child Trends Fact Sheet | Lessons From Experimental Evaluations Of Social Intervention
- Super Dad | Children With Involved, Loving Fathers
- Parents, You Should Be In School
Parents Your Voice is Heard!
Do you have a question that isn’t answered here?
No problem! Email your question to your Districtwide F.A.C.E Coordinator, Mrs. Tennille Foster.
phone: (219) 881-5466