Keeping it Real in Family Partnership
Keeping it Real in Family Partnership is a storytelling project that hopes to inspire conversations about how Cambridge out-of-school time practitioners and families from diverse cultural backgrounds partner to best support our children. Stories highlight promising practices and explore the experiences of families and OST practitioners. Each story is paired with a set of guiding questions to help you go deeper in reflecting on how families and OST practitioners can create more meaningful partnerships.
To support you in using these digital videos with your staff, we added an addendum to our UPDATED Facilitator's Guide. If you would like to request credit for watching and reflecting on the essential messages from these videos on your professional development, you can click here to complete a reflection assignment and submit a request.
"As far as racism and equality . . . I think the earlier you're able to have these conversations with kids, the better. If they have all of the information, they are better able to make educated decisions."
"What are the long term effects from children having lost the ongoing, meaningful connections with adults from OST for a year? We don't know yet. "
Parent Voices on Committing to Racial Equity
"Youth of color, in particular, need more support. At this point it needs to be in every aspect of a child's schooling [including after school] . . . where they have a safe space to be who they are and they are able to express themselves . . . "