The Baltimore-based community organization, Youth Resiliency Institute was awarded a “family engagement” grant in April 2014 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to launch The Journey Project.
The Journey Project works to enhance the academic performance of children and youth in Cherry Hill Public Homes, Albemarle Square and in East Cleveland, Ohio by strengthening family engagement.
The Journey Project focuses on low-income Black families with children of all ages to help project families, and those who support and love them, learn about different student learning styles, leadership skills and how family engagement can impact a child’s education.
Our project is cross-generational and engages families in culturally relevant ways that expand upon families’ knowledge, skills and backgrounds and equip them with the tools and information they need to best support their child’s learning and experiences in and out of school.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s national family engagement investment works to identify and expand promising family engagement efforts that support early childhood educational success.