Family Inclusion and Belonging


  • More than 40 years of research demonstrates that when families are engaged in their children's education, children succeed. Key benefits for students include:

    • Earning better grades
    • Enrolling in higher-level programs and
    • Having higher graduation rates (Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships, by Anne T. Henderson, Karen Mapp, et al.)

    The Wichita Public School Family Inclusion and Belonging Specialist works to strengthen relationships between schools, families and the community to support student success. For more information, or if you have a great idea for an event or program please email us at