Grand Partners In Education: Grandparents as Catalysts for Family Engagement

This guide is intended to be a resource to Parent-Teacher Associations, organized parent groups, and other parent leaders seeking to tap the time and talents of grandparents, along with parents, to jumpstart or enhance family engagement in schools.

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The tips provided focus on a transformational family engagement where families and school staff work together as full partners to promote students’ academic success. The purpose of this toolkit is to:

  • Make the case for engaging grandparents and parents as full partners with the school
  • Provide tips for increasing grandparent engagement at your school
  • Share stories of successful family engagement
  • Offer resources to guide the process