Educate families and students
School systems can be complex. Community Based Organizations can play a vital role in helping students and families understand school systems and know their rights
Be a bridge between schools and families
Community Based Organizations work with school staff on building relationships with students and their families, as well as provide schools with specific information on how to work with your audience.
Expose students to new careers and expand their sense of possibilities
Community Based Organizations have a unique role in connecting youth with their community, government, and businesses. They can provide youth a safe place to explore their strength and find new opportunities.
Act as reentry point for getting youth back to school
When school systems have not worked for youth, Community Based Organizations can help reengage them. They provide career training and high school and or college credit. They are a vital safety net for youth.
Advocate for students and families
Community Based Organizations can also be catalysts for change. They play an important role in advocating for student and family groups
at school boards, community forums, and at the state and national level.