Studies clearly show that when families and communities are involved in education, students achieve more. That’s why the Indiana Youth Institute is hosting informational sessions aimed at engaging neighborhoods in the education process.
Jim Grim is one of the featured speakers. He has been engaged in the community schools movement for 20 years and says the goal is to get people involved. "We're going to need to look at all options and take in all ideas," he says.
Grim is the director of community schools for the Mary Riggs Neighborhood Center. He explains that other systems around the country using family engagement say it plays a key role. The other featured speaker is Mary Studley. She is a community schools initiative coordinator serving some of Indianapolis’ most vulnerable children.
Registration is still open for the second forum which is at the Brookside Park Thursday, October 10 starting at 11:30 a.m.