What Does It Mean To Be Involved and Engaged?

  • Being involved and engaged can mean a lot of different things. It is up to you to decide what is right for you. You can be involved:

    • At home 
      • You don’t need to be an education expert to help your child by:
        • Encouraging learning
        • Promoting a healthy lifestyle
        • Communicating openly and regularly
    • At school
      • There are several ways you can get involved at your child’s school:
        • Go to parent-teacher conferences
        • Attend special events
        • Share your knowledge and experience through volunteer activities

    Although you may not have much free time, there are still ways to be involved with your child’s school!

    As a parent, you can make your voice heard within the community. Your involvement may help your child’s school receive additional support, which may lead to the following:

    • More funding for the school system
    • Better school facilities
    • Increased awareness of the importance of quality education
    • More volunteering in schools and other assistance from community members

    You can benefit, as well! Involvement in the community can lead to new friendships and professional contacts.

    It may be overwhelming if you try to do too much too fast. Decide the best way to get involved based on your:

    • Child’s needs
    • Abilities or skills
    • Interests or hobbies
    • Schedule and time availability

    Remember, the most important thing is that you get involved. It’s up to you to decide how to do it.