What is the Parent Leadership Training Institute?
The Parent Leadership Training Institute was designed by the Connecticut Commission on Children, the American Leadership Forum, and Leadership of Greater Hartford, and has been successfully training parent leaders for more than ten years. The Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria is proud to join the many successful cities in Connecticut. The Alexandria project is a joint effort among the Connecticut Commission on Children and the City of Alexandria, Virginia, with the support of the Alexandria City Public Schools.
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What is Parent Leadership?
The capacity for parents to interact within society with purpose and positive outcomes for children. Most parents are deeply concerned about the impact of schools, community, and environment on their children, but don't know how systems function or how public policy and spending decisions are made. A democracy toolkit such as PLTI training fosters the development of these vital skills.
Who are the leaders?
Parents, caregivers, or anyone concerned about improving systems for children.
Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria seeks to enable parents to become leading advocates for children.
PLTI cornerstones are respect, validation, and a belief that when the tools of democracy are understood, the public will become active participants in communities.
Help parents become the leaders they would like to be for children and families; Expand the capacity of parents as change agents for children and families; Develop communities of parents within regions of the state that will support one another in skills development and successful parent action for children; Facilitate systems change for parental involvement with increased utilization of parents in policy and process decisions; and Increase parent-child interactions and improve child outcomes through parent involvement.