Tips and Resources for Families

Tips and Resources for Families


As a family member of a Science Bound student, no one is more important to your young person’s success than YOU!

Research shows that one of the most important factors affecting a child’s school performance is family involvement. If you want to be involved, there are some things you can do to make this relationship positive and productive. Check out some tips for ways you can best help your child!

Tips for family involvement

Resources for Families

United Way of Central Iowa’s 211 resource connects Central Iowans to a variety of resources. If you have questions about:

  • Legal assistance
  • Shelter
  • Health care
  • Support groups 

United Way’s 211: Providing Support to Individuals and Families may be able to help you with questions about those resources and much more. Call 211 or visit their website for more information.

Career Exploration and Kuder

Des Moines Public School students and families can access Kuder, a career planning tool, FREE. For more information about Kuder and how to access it, download the Family Guide (pdf).

How you can help

Science Bound always welcomes volunteers. If you wish to do so, please contact:

Mayra Stephanie Ramirez
Program Manager

2155 Gilman Hall
2415 Osborn Rd
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
515 294-4985