|The Parent Leadership Training Institute trains, inspires and empowers parents to become effective advocates for children. PLTI is a statewide initiative created to improve the lifelong health, safety and learning of children by helping you develop the leadership skills to make real change – in schools, communities and state and local governments. Through PLTI’s adult learning experiences, you explore your passions, strengths, beliefs and ideas. Then, you work to develop interpersonal and public communications skills,as well as your understanding of government, media and civic relations.|
|What is the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI)||
PLTI teaches parents how to become change agents for the next generation.
|Mission Statement:||The Parent Leadership Training Institute enables parents to become leading advocates for children. Parents’ opinions are often unheard. They lack advocacy skills, but not the motivation and will to change their children’s lives. The PLTI teaches parents, who wish to improve the lifelong health, safety and learning of children, how to become practiced change agents for the next generation. Parents define the curriculum and participate in its evaluation and outcomes. Family supports, such as child care, are included. Each class of parents mentors the next class, creating a pyramid effect of community caring and developing a coalition of parent leaders.|
|Rationale:||The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) seeks to enable parents to become leading advocates for children. Parents’ opinions are often unheard. They lack advocacy skills, but not the motivation or will to change their children’s lives. The PLTI teaches parents how to become practiced change agents for the next generation. The Institute also works with programs and initiatives to facilitate attitudinal change towards parents and to help design systems reform for significant parental involvement.|
|General Program and Purpose:||The PLTI program is a two-generation strategy to bolster parental involvement while promoting the lifelong health, safety and learning of children. The program integrates child development leadership and democracy skills into a parent curriculum. Parents attend a 20-week program. The application process is competitive. Family supports such as child care, meals and transportation are provided. Each class mentors the next class, creating a pyramid effect of community caring and a developing coalition of parents. The classes are evaluated by parents for both short and long-term outcomes.|
|Parents are offered three steps of training built on
interactive adult learning practices:
|How can you get involved?
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The training is offered at no cost to you; your contribution is your time and commitment. If interested please complete and return your application by January 25, 2013 to the Orleans Public Education Network (OPEN) at 200 South Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. An interview will be conducted with each applicant.
PLTI-NOLA is a collaborative of Agenda for Children, Black Men of Labor, Central City Renaissance Alliance, Children’s Defense Fund, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Institute of Mental Health, Junior Achievement, Modern Parents Magazine, Orleans Public Education Network, The Parenting Center-Children’s Hospital, Total Community Action, Urban League-GNO, Urban Strategies, Inc.