Learning does not end at the classroom door. All children can become
successful learners when their efforts are supported by the school, home,
and community environments. Parent Academic Resources Incorporated (PARI)
believes that out of these three support structures, the parent remains
a child's most important teacher. To this end PARI, a 501(c)(3) educational
corporation, is committed to helping parents, parent organizations, schools,
and communities promote effective learning in the home.
Studies have been able to correlate parental support of schoolwork at home with improved student achievement. Yet, it has also been shown that parents tend to become less involved with their child's schooling after the elementary years. Busy schedules, a child's growing sense of independence, and a parent's comfort level with increasingly complex schoolwork, are all impediments to effective parent involvement in middle school and high school. PARI aims to empower parents during their children's adolescent years, increase parent involvement, and ultimately foster high levels of student learning.
Parent Academic Resources Incorporated promotes the growth of effective parent involvement in the middle school and high school years through the creation and dissemination of print and training resources for parents. Through academic-specific support, and guidance on adolescent development, parents will use the resources to build confidence in their ability to help with school and schoolwork.
PARI intends to develop resources that can be used to complement existing parent involvement programs. To this end we seek to work with schools, parent groups, community groups, and businesses interested in empowering families to effectively support their children's learning.