Building on 30 years of the evidence-based family engagement program, FAST, the FAST Institute of Family Engagement trains school staff to partner with families in support of children’s education and well-being. By blending best practices in teacher training and family and community engagement into interactive, whole-school workshops and ongoing coaching, the FAST Institute helps schools to create a more welcoming environment for families of all racial, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. When schools and families are collaborating as partners, families feel empowered to advocate for their children and academic achievement among children increases.


Upcoming Events/Trainings

  • February 21, 2019 – Families & Schools Together is hosting an Open Workshop at The Spark Building in Madison, WI. This FREE event is open to all educators, administrators and community leaders who are interested in learning more about the FAST Institute and how this interactive training and coaching might look in their school or district. We will be presenting some tools and strategies, as well as previewing the whole-school approach to partnering with families in the education and well-being of children. RSVP here!
  • July 15-19, 2019 – Families & Schools Together will be presenting on the FAST Institute as part of our annual Training of Trainers event. This year’s week-long training will be hosted in Madison, WI. Click here for more details.

What will the FAST Institute of Family Engagement do?

To learn more about the FAST Institute of Family Engagement, please send us an email or call 888.629.2481.