"The most accurate predictor of student achievement is the extent to which the family is involved in their child's education"

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PARENT'S WORKSHOPS

Parents and family members attend a LIFE sponsored workshop on 

Sing Talk And Read (STAR) and shared some take home pointers     

PARENTS IN ACTION FOR LITERACY (PAL)

PARENT WORKSHOPS

60% of parents participate in monthly workshops learning how to talk positively and read with their children

STOP THE SUMMER SLIDE PROGRAM

80% of parents participate in LIFE's "Stop the Summer Slide" program receiving instruction and reading materials to use with their children

Help parents help children

LIFE'S MODELS FOR CHANGE

350 parents and family members are learning to  participate in LIFE's models for change 

Our Parents and family members

Parents and family members volunteered with LIFE to repair infrastructure and to ensure that students have clean water

Our Parents and Family Members participate in these Programs

1 2 3 Books in Home Lending Library---LIFE Jamaica

LIFE has provided reading books and level readers for students to take home and read during he week.  The students must return the books and present an oral, written or pictorial description to the literacy teacher of what the book was about. 

Monthy Parent Workshops---LIFE Jamaica

Each school has monthly parent workshops to teach parents and other family members how to help their children talk, read and write at home. 

Sing Talk And Read (STAR) Program---LIFE Jamaica

Aimed at preK and K students, the STAR program increases language developement through different forms of expression.  In addition, the STAR program emphasizes social behaviors, self control and manners. 

Stop the Slide Programs---LIFE Jamaica

There are multiple school holidays including the summer vacation when reading skills can regress.  LIFE  is committed to stopping any deterioration in reading ability during days and weeks away from school and plans similar programs to its successful  "Stop the Summer Slide"  program.

It's Never Too Late---LIFE USA

A LIFE  volunteer works with a team of guidance counselor and social worker at two schools in Harlem to improve student attendance and decrease tardiness. 

Help Parents Help Their Children---LIFE Jamaica

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