Young people are one of a community’s greatest assets. The education process should connect students with the community, its organizations, environment and needs. This reinforces the reason for learning. It empowers students as they contribute now while learning to be active, involved citizens.
In turn, community members who are active in schools understand the energy of their young people, and the education system that their tax dollars support. Parents and other community members have a lot of knowledge and skills from which schools and students can benefit when the opportunity is utilized.
Some organizations and programs that foster involvement include:
Stand for Children
National organization that works with parents, communities and organizations to advocate for public education policy and investment.
Business Education Compact
Group action organization that educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live
Hands on Greater Portland
Portland General Electric
Stand for Children, Oregon Chapter
Oregon Chapter of a national organization that works with parents, communities and organizations to advocate for public education policy and investment.