OSMO Family-School Partnership attempts to facilitate open lines of communication between all of the significant adults in our students’ lives. This component of the program is led by Alea Holman, a School Psychologist and Ph.D. Candidate at UCB’s Graduate School of Education, and Kreshenda Jenkins, a community organizer and the Outreach Director of OSMO. Through the Family-School Partnership, OSMO seeks to develop mutually beneficial relationships with teachers and parents of OSMO scholars. There are several ways by which this aspect of the program is critical to promoting positive youth development.
- Based on parent- and teacher-identified areas of strength and weakness, OSMO tailors tutorial and mentorship to students’ needs, thereby promoting academic success.
- With parents’ consent, OSMO shares with teachers specific insights regarding students’ learning and social/emotional assets and challenges, thereby supporting teachers’ classroom-based efforts.
- OSMO supports parents as they navigate their relationships with teachers and administrators.
- OSMO advocates on behalf of students and parents by interfacing with schools.