More inclusion leads to more involvement! This guide will give your group a framework to make DEI efforts an everyday part of running your group.
Our new series of virtual educational sessions is kicking off on Sept. 29 with Parent Involvement 101! We’ll share expert advice and best practices during this free 1-hour session. Graduates will receive a certificate, downloadable guide, and free T-shirt*. Save your seat!
A two-minute video summary of the ways your involvement at school can make a difference.
Making students a part of your parent group’s work will help kids and adults alike.
Great tips, advice, and action steps to help you boost parent and student involvement by putting diversity and inclusion efforts front and center in your group, fixing a clique reputation, building school spirit, and much more.
How to help parents transition from volunteers to leaders.
Make involvement your top priority and every challenge your group faces will get a whole lot easier.
Hundreds of research studies show that when parents get involved, children do better in school. We sum up the details that every parent should know—and you should tell them.
Scratch "not enough volunteers" off your list of stressors. Our 2 Hour Power school volunteer recruitment program has all the steps and tools you need to build your base—2 hours at a time.
Why parent involvement matters—and how your group can make it a priority.
Detailed forms for parents to fill out, marking the programs and committees for which they would like to volunteer. Some also available in Spanish.
See how your group's attitudes and practices for building parent involvement measure up.
A look at some of the key ways parents make a difference at school, and some specific ways you can help the most.
14 ways PTOs and PTAs can encourage a strong school community.
Getting more parents to participate is as easy as A, B, C when you follow this list of best practices.
Make building involvement your main goal at back-to-school time. Small steps can make it happen.
When your appeals for help aren’t getting results, it’s time to try something—or someone—new.
Today’s school parent groups have nothing to worry about—if they connect with families in modern ways.
When parents participate in the educational process, kids do better in school. Here’s how to tell parents what they need to know.
Getting new parents to participate means finding out where they are on the involvement ladder, then creating opportunities that match.
This comprehensive guide offers time-tested strategies for connecting with all types of parents at your school and walking them up the Involvement Ladder.
You can get dads connected and volunteering. It just takes a concerted effort and a different approach than you use for moms.
Looking to get more parents involved? Sometimes, trying a fresh approach is all it takes.
Creating a sense of unity benefits students, teachers, and families.
A step-by-step guide for PTO and PTA leaders who want to reach out and engage more parents.
Try our No-Excuses Response Guide when "I'd love to, but..." is the answer you get from potential volunteers.
From using social media to simply asking for help, here are easy yet effective ways of getting more parents to pitch in.
Reach out to diverse groups and bring them together with these effective involvement and communication strategies.