Family & Community Engagement

Bringing Developmental Relationships Home

This downloadable booklet offers everyday ideas and activities parenting adults can use to build developmental relationships in their families. While the booklet is directed towards parents, it is an excellent resource for program staff to help develop and strengthen relationships with the youth in their programs.

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Parent Further

KeepConnected.info offers free quizzes, discussion starters, family activities, and other ideas to help families explore and strengthen their relationships and help children and teens grow up responsibly. The site also offers resources for programs to help improve parent involvement and to assess the programs' strengths. Resources include quizzes, checklists, blog, webinars, and videos.

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5 Ways to Build Strong Relationships with Families

This document is a 4 page pdf broken into three parts: offering five ways to build strong relationships with families, discussion guide, and certificate of professional development for staff.

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 Increasing Parent & Family Engagement in Afterschool

This is a 4 page guide for family engagement, which includes tools, strategies, and resources.

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Ideas On How To Get Families Involved

The National Afterschool Association has compiled a list of ideas to increase family involvement in afterschool programs. This site also contains resources covering a large assortment of topics, such as STEM, the Afterschool Tech Kit, social emotional learning, and more.

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Roots of Engaged Citizenship Project

The purpose of this study is to better understand how youth become good citizens and identify the development roots of active participation in communities and society. The roots of engaged citizenship project is based on the assumption that civic engagement is good for young people's well being and function in other areas of life, and that youth engagement makes our communities and society stronger.

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Finding Volunteer Opportunities

The Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism can help organizations and volunteers link up. They also offer other support services for volunteerism.

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United Way of Salt Lake

Get connected to meaningful service opportunities in your community. Volunteers are at the forefront of key United Way functions. They are the tutors, mentors, budget counselors, tax preparers, coaches, policy advocates and many others who give freely of their time and talents to advance the education, income, and health of our communities. United Way 2-1-1 Volunteer Center works with volunteers and local nonprofits to develop the best service opportunities for youth, adults, families and groups.

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