Parent Involvement continues to be one of the critical components in our efforts at Waterfront to ensure academic success for all children. When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more. The research on parent involvement over the past decade shows regardless of family income or background, "students with involved parents are more likely to:
- Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs;
- Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits;
- Attend school regularly;
- Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school; and
- Graduate and go on to postsecondary education" (Henderson & Mapp, 2002).
Critical Links and Waterfront Parent Involvement Resources