The goal of the Elementary Parent Advocate program is to stimulate parental engagement in children's education and development at school and at home. Parent Advocates serve as a link between parent, teacher, and child by encouraging parents to advocate for their children’s educational success in elementary school and by addressing each family’s unique strengths, barriers, and needs to provide individualized attention and support leading to child and family success. 

Parent Advocates encourage, model, and reinforce parental engagement strategies during structured home visits aimed at goal planning, preparing for school meetings, group trainings, and referring to community resources.

By coupling intensive, personal family support aimed at increased parent engagement with other interventions taking place at EDCI target schools, EDCI strives to positively impact student attendance, behavior, academic performance, as well as college and career readiness over time.

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