Get Involved

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Students shouldn't be the only ones gearing up for the first day of school. It's an ideal time for parents to commit to being a bigger part of their children's education.

Volunteering at school is a great way to show children their education is important, according to the Nemours Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes healthy lifestyles for children. It's also a way to gain insights about your child's day and how the school operates.

Nemours offers tips on how and why to get involved at

Many central Ohio schools distribute information about volunteering at open houses and meet-the-teacher nights. Be prepared: A background check usually is required.

-Melissa Kossler Dutton