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Partnering for school success

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Dodge Center class, 2014

Partnering for school success CYFAR project (PSS CYFAR)

University of Minnesota Extension received five years (2012-2017) of federal funding from Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) related to the Partnering for school success (PSS) project and Education: Our best legacy program.

About the project

The PSS CYFAR project is a partnership of University of Minnesota Extension, Triton (Dodge Center) Middle School, and Faribault Middle School. The PSS CYFAR project focuses on two of the major factors related to academic achievement for Latino families — family and school environments — and what each can do to improve school success.

The project has three inter-related components.

The three components of the project are proven to create system changes in schools, families, and the Latino community resulting in improved parent-school and parent-child interactions and improved educational outcomes for at-risk children.

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For more information on the PSS CYFAR project, see the Partnering for school success — Children, Youth and Families at Risk Fact Sheet English (PDF) | español (PDF).

Outcomes from the project

Explore the following resources to see how the PSS CYFAR project is making a difference for Latino families.

Related resources

Education: Our best legacy — Explore the school success program intended to be delivered by Spanish-speaking educators to Latino parents or caregivers with middle school-aged children.

Open doors with higher education — Access this program that helps immigrant Latino parents make informed decisions about post-secondary education.

Partnering for school success CYFAR project (PSS CYFAR) — Get more information about CYFAR.

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