ParentCamp – Informed Families Thrive-US Department of Education-Monday, October 23rd


Please join the U.S. Department of Education
Family Ambassador and Family Engagement Team
for a family engagement forum.

Equipping Middle & High School Students for Success
Monday October 23, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
United States Department of Education
Lyndon Baines Johnson Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C.

The ParentCamp model provides an opportunity for parents, students, administrators, educator connectors, and community leaders to come together and model the following four core beliefs:

1. All parents have dreams for their children and want the best for them.
2. All parents have the capacity to support their children’s learning.
3. Parents and school staff should be equal partners.
4. The responsibility for building partnerships between school and home rests
primarily with school staff, especially school leaders.

ParentCamp is unlike other ‘conferences’ as the goal is shared dialogue and is based on the premise that everyone in the group has expertise to share. Therefore, there are no presenters. There are facilitators present who are responsible for ensuring that everyone shares ‘air time’ equally, to prompt discourse through open-ended questions, and to keep the conversation flowing.

Parents, students, educators, and faith-based and community representatives are invited to come and share their experiences and ideas about how family engagement can support improved outcomes for students.

Register Now!
Please register online by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017.

Seating is limited and all participants must register. Due to limited space confirmation of participation for the event will be confirmed with an email from the Family Forum coordinators. Confirmations for attendance are not transferable.

For more details, visit the Family and Community Engagement webpage on
For questions please contact Frances Frost, Family Ambassador, U.S. Department of Education, at

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