Collaborating with Families

Why Family Engagement is important

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Student engagement focuses on supporting the whole student - therefore a mentor must also consider the home environment.

Puzzle piece with the words family engagement written on it.

Research tells us that students with families engaged in their education (Henderson & Mapp, 2002):

  • Earn higher grades
  • Are less likely to be retained
  • Attend school regularly
  • Have fewer negative behavior reports
  • Graduate and are more likely to go on to post-secondary