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Parent Involvement Toolkit

This parent involvement toolkit consists of 16 downloadable brochures developed for parents who want to help their children with career development. The brochures are in English and Spanish, and are grouped under four topic areas:

Starting Young - Help young children learn, develop skills and see the connections between school and adult life.
School Success - Find out what you can do to help your children succeed at school.
Career Exploration - Work with your children to translate their natural talents and interests into possible careers.
Beyond High School - Help older children prepare for additional education or training after high school that leads to an interesting, well-paying career.


Starting Young

  • *Career Awareness in Elementary School: Help Your Child Discover the World of Work
    Your child can start to see the connections between school and work even when he or she is very young.   Download brochure    English Spanish
  • Helping Your Child Succeed in School: A Parent's Guide to Elementary School Success
    There are many things parents can do to help their young children do well in elementary school.    Download brochure    English Spanish
  • Is Your Child Ready for Elementary School?
    Is Your Child Ready for Elementary School? Help your young child explore learning and develop skills that will help him or her at school. 
    brochure    English Spanish

School Success

  • Discovering Your Child's Preferred Learning Style
    You can help your child learn by working with his or her preferred learning style.   Download brochure    English Spanish
  • Parent Involvement = Student Success
    Research shows that students get better grades, behave better and have a better chance of graduating from high school when their parents are involved in their schooling.    Download brochure    English Spanish
  • Homework Tips and Study Skills
    Homework helps your child focus on classroom learning and develop lifelong study and concentration skills.   Download brochure    English Spanish
  • Is Your Child Ready For Middle School?
    Help your child rise to the challenges and opportunities of middle school.
    Download brochure    English Spanish
  • Is Your Child Ready for High School?
    With some advance planning, you can make sure your child is fully prepared for high school.   Download brochure    English Spanish
  • What Classes Should My Child Take in Middle and High School?
    Your child's class schedule in middle and high school can greatly influence his or her success in college and the workplace.
    Download brochure    English Spanish

Career Exploration

  • Help Your Child Identify Interests
    Parents can help their children identify and pursue interests as the first step in career exploration.    Download brochure    English Spanish
  • Help Your Child Make Career Decisions
    Parents can help their children make sound career decisions based on solid information about what it takes to pursue a particular career path.  
    Download brochure   English Spanish
  • Why Should My Child Explore Careers?
    Parents can help their children gain the advantages of advance planning through career exploration activities.  
    Download brochure    English Spanish
  • Work Experience Options for High School Students
    Find out how students can explore work and careers through hands-on work experiences while still in high school.  
    Download brochure    English Spanish

Beyond High School

  • What Should my Child Do After High School
    Your child has a better chance of succeeding in education or training after high school if she or he has a plan. Download brochure    English Spanish
  • Financial Aid Resources for Post-High School Education
    Financial Aid Resources for Post-High School Education Create a sound plan for financing education after high school with scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.   Download brochure    English Spanish
  • Finding the Right College
    Help your child identify needs, obtain information, explore options and ask plenty of questions before choosing a college. Download brochure    English Spanish
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