The Detroit we live in now is on a comeback trajectory but many families here haven’t yet experienced the upside.
“My mother had a test for her children who wanted to stay home from school for being sick . . . go to school or take on her homemade enema. Needless to say, I had perfect attendance.”
We fail to realize that first generation college students – those who rise from poverty – are many times more likely to struggle in college than their middle class peers.
These days we know that keeping students engaged in learning throughout the summer months is incredibly important. Unfortunately, it can be challenging.
Here are four ways anybody can help struggling moms in the Detroit area to be heroes for their kids:
How can your voice be heard, too? Start with something you care the most about. Attend a meeting. Volunteer to be on a committee or a team.
Transportation is just one of many things Detroit families face as barriers to getting to school.
As parents, we can make our greatest contributions through conversations that shape the adults our children will become.
On what she believes is the most pressing issue facing families today, Faye shared “I am very concerned about the lack of family structure.”
We can no longer depend on educators alone to advocate on our student’s behalf; parents must step into the classroom and build a bridge between home life and school life.