Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) believes that families, communities, and democracy are strengthened when parents have the knowledge and skills to maximize child outcomes at home, in school, in their neighborhood, and in public policy.
PLTI includes the following:
- A 21-week leadership and civics course (childcare and meals provided) with nationally trained facilitators,
- A framework and supports for parents to develop community projects, and
- Individualized coaching and connections to advance parents’ civic leadership during the program and after graduation.
Over the course of the program, PLTI-KC parents start to not only see themselves in leadership positions, but know they can take collective action to solve problems that affect them, their families, and their communities.