PLTI is a 21-week leadership and civics course that helps parents enact change in their communities.
Once you submit your application, you will be prompted to schedule an interview.
The first 10 weeks of the program focus on building self awareness and leadership skills. The second half focuses on civics, policy, and how to navigate systems. Parent Leaders also practice putting their passions into action by creating a community project.
PLTI provides childcare and meals for every class. Transportation, technology, and accessibility services will be provided if needed.
PLTI Classes will be held on Wednesday Evenings from 5:30pm-9pm. Dinner and childcare provided.
The Retreat is all day on a Saturday and mandatory. Parent leaders must attend the retreat to continue with the program.
We ask parent leaders to miss no more than 3 classes to graduate from the program.
“Support. Love. Encouragement. Community.” - Lisa Bond, 2021
“With the pandemic and political climate, PLTI helped me survive and focus on the best of what I can do and control to impact my community for change.” - Melissa Bazert, 2021
“PLTI are the people I have been looking for who want to advocate for the better of the marginalized and the underserved. That is worth its weight in gold.” - Marisol Ramirez, 2022
“PLTI has provided me with a safe space to learn and grow. Through my cohort, I have gained a network of peers and developed new friendships. The 21-week program allowed me to find my voice and build my confidence.” - Twyla Chrostowski, 2021
“PLTI has significantly altered my view of the world, in regards to my internal superpower for advocacy. It has truly been fascinating to collaborate with a various group of diverse and passionate individuals. As parent leaders, we are connected by the singular notion of improving children’s lives within our community.” - Vladimir Sainte, 2021
“I knew something about loving kids. PLTI taught me to love parents.” - Jensen Adams, 2020
“The ability to turn my passion into a mission.” - Jillian RainingBird, 2020
PLTI has inspired and motivated me to seek more opportunities for community engagement to work towards equity for children and families, and has helped me learn skills to effectively advocate as a parent. - Amanda Trout, 2022
Often times, parents and individuals who care about kids don’t see themselves as advocates or change-makers. If you know someone you think is great, let us and them know by nominating them via the link below.
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