The Families Partnership Project is a 2018 Native Youth Community  Project funded by the Department of Education. Little Wound School is partnering with the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and Oglala Lakota College Head Start to implement the Family Partnership Project.  
This project will  address the goals of:  
1) increasing home, school, and community  family engagement efforts across the districts to support children’s reading attainment and overall academic achievement,  
2) increasing attendance for children kindergarten through third grade, and  
3) improve reading skills so that all children will read independently by the third grade.  
The project proposes to meet the goals and objectives of the project via the following strategies, which are detailed in the project design:  
1)  Staff capacity and outreach into the districts to plan, promote, and  engage families will include a home-school-community model.
2) Family  engagement activities/events in district communities will focus on  student reading attainment, academic achievement, and school choice,  
3)  Parents and community members will have opportunities to participate in  leadership positions on school improvement teams and advisory on  district Parent Learning Communities (PLCs),  
4) Outreach by home/school liaisons to families with poor school attendance to address barriers and identify solutions,  
5) Share resources with parents on the importance of school attendance and the relationship to reading and academic achievement,  
6) Children and families will have access to print books and digital reading material and will choose to read independently,  
7)  Teachers and Family Partnership Liaisons will have increased access to  literacy professional development and coaching, and will implement  research-based literacy strategies  
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