Webinar Archive

April 19, 2017
Building Engaging Afterschool Programs with Families

Incorporating family voice can help your afterschool program customize services to better support the students, families, and communities you serve. Partnering with families and sharing ownership for student success will inform and strengthen instructional practice and programming. Families can help contextualize instruction and identify multiple pathways to support learning. This webinar explores how family-driven planning and decision-making can contribute to building engaging afterschool programs. Presenters share their strategies, successes, and challenges for engaging families as partners in decision-making.


  • Sarah Ogeto, ISBE Principal Consultant
  • Lacy Wood, Illinois Quality Afterschool
  • April Langworthy, Director of Community Schools Columbia College Chicago