Students’ families and communities are critical support networks in building youth’s positive identity development and confidence. YES family resources:
- Help families understand that engineering is all around them.
- Honor families’ knowledge and experiences.
- Engage families as co-creators and problem solvers.
- Provide support for families to advocate for their youth’s STEM learning and possible careers in STEM.
YES resources and strategies, including a Family Letter, scaffold active communication with families, spurring conversations at home and connecting students’ learning to their communities.