The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) is a free, 12 week, 6 hours per week leadership course for parents, guardians, grandparents, community members and anyone working with families. The goal of the PLTI is to increase community engagement in civic matters, public education and youth development. It is held at Everett Community College in the spring and fall of every calendar year, but is currently offered only online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PLTI is led by credentialed facilitators who are certified by the National Parent Leadership Institute (NPLI) after completing intensive training. Facilitators are required to:
- understand civics and the democratic process;
- have knowledge about state and community policy issues;
- embrace diversity;
- understand the need for parent engagement in the community;
- see parents/guardians/community members as community assets;
- be inspiring!
They are accompanied by guest presenters such as business leaders, elected officials, service/health providers, school district officials and guided by a Civic Design Team formed by school and community leaders.
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