What is the Family School Partnership (FSP)?
We recruit, train and employ at-risk teens living in public housing communities to tutor the younger children in their neighborhood.
Tutoring sessions take place twice weekly in the community center from 3:30-5:30 -- a time when juvenile crime is at its highest. The children work cooperatively on thematic units and special projects identified as being of high interest to the group. Prizes are given for attendance and good behavior, and books are distributed weekly to help the student and their family build their own home library collection.
|Another important aspect of FSP is the twice-monthly career exploration sessions for the teens. The teens are given an opportunity to learn what career paths might be best suited for them and their interests and the steps necessary to achieve their goals.|
Goals of Family School Partnership:
- The development of a more positive self-image
- The identification of education as a vehicle for success
- The improvement of academic achievement and skills
- The enhancement of family, school, and community relationships
Development of Family School Partnership:
The funds for the initial Family School Partnership were provided by the U.S. Department of Education via the Lansing School District and is currently funded in part by the Capital Area United Way, City of Lansing and City of East Lansing.
1028 E. Saginaw
Lansing, MI 48906