family navigation

Solution-Focused and Family-Driven

EnCompass reaches and serves students at risk of academic failure with programs to increase stability, promote academic growth, and prepare them graduation and post-high-school success. With holistic, wraparound services and directional support through Family Navigation, our professional staff connect with students and families to discover and promote strengths, and leverage community resources to improve attendance, engagement, and community connections.

Family Navigation

For Families

Parents lead the way...

Family Navigation is a free and voluntary program designed to support you in order for you to support your child’s success at home, in the community, and at school. Typically, you would work one-on-one with a navigator for about 12 months. Together, you would connect to community resources to address challenges that may be getting in the way of your ability to focus on supporting your child’s academic success. Family Navigation offers a variety of whole family events. These activities can help you get to know other families in your child’s school community. These events might include cooking classes, zoo outings, ice skating get-togethers, RMCS trips, Red Wings games, drive-in movie nights and even overnight camping trips.

If you are interested in learning more please complete this form: Family Navigation Interest Form

Eligible families live in the City of Rochester.

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For School and Community Partners

Family Navigation takes a solution-focused, family-driven approach to supporting families in identifying goals that are important to them in achieving success for their student. Families often identify basic needs, lack of resources, or missing information as barriers to success. Navigations work with families to create solutions together in partnership.

Family Navigators work to build partnerships with the families they serve so they can support families in developing relationships with their student's school community and the community they live in.

Through program events, community resource connections, and other partnerships, Family Navigation offers unique opportunities for families to engage together and with others to form relationships. Family Navigation also uses family feedback to create tailored programming to increase knowledge on topics like parenting, financial education, and understanding the educational system.

If you are interested in learning more or would like to refer a family, please complete this form: Family Navigation Referral Form

Questions? Contact Kim Stockmann at 585-851-1389 or

ALL City of Rochester students and their families are eligible to apply. We have strategic partnerships with the following schools:

  • School 17
  • School 25
  • School 33
  • School 34
  • School 58

Interested In A Partnership?

We welcome opportunities to partner with schools and organizations meet their strategic priorities. To discuss partnership for academic or surround support services, please contact Cara Fitzgerald at 585-704-9081 or by email.