Super Friends, Super Readers! guides children through interactive shared reading sessions by using dialogic reading techniques that aim to support the development of social emotional skills. In a separate project, UMass Boston and the YWMC offered a series of community dialogues among a diverse group of parents and educators to instill a greater sense of trust and overcome unintentional racial divides that have impeded effective parent engagement and student achievement.
A partnership between the University of Massachusetts Boston, Dever Elementary School, YWCA Boston, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester - Walter Denney Youth Center.
Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. http://scholarworks.umb.edu/engage
Fettig, Angel; Gould, Kaitlin; and Brodsky, Lauren, "Building Effective School-Family-Community Partnerships Through Community Dialogues; and Super Friends, Super Readers! Engaging community to support young children's social emotional development" (2015). Office of Community Partnerships Posters. 259.