Interested in joining the Parent Leadership Training of Institute’s Civic Design Team?
We are looking for interest community members who care about community, the family and a civic voice. The Civic Design team will serve as a steering committee and advisory board for the PLTI LC, lending expertise, resources and experience to the parent leaders.
Are a PLTI Alumni? Would you like to serve as a mentor to the current class of Parent Leaders?
If you are interested in lending a hand up, please contact Monica Jennings at 804-306-8524 or monica@laramiecountypartnership.
What is PLTI?
To lead means to have influence. By definition, a parent is a leader. The Parent Leadership Training Institute of Laramie County empowers parents to fulfill their hidden potential as community leaders. With a curriculum offering leadership skills, public speaking skills, and teaching the process of government and civic engagement, PLTI parents become positive change agents for children. The Parent Leadership Training Institute enables anyone to become leading advocates for children. The PLTI teaches caring adults how to become practiced change agents for the next generation.
The cornerstones of PLTI are: respect, validation, and the belief that when the tools of democracy are understood, parents will actively enter civic life. Parent Leadership Training Institute is a free 20-week course designed to build civic engagement and leadership skills. A meal and childcare are provided each night during the class free of charge. Parents are encouraged and supported while creating their community project.
Parents who graduated from PLTI reported success:
· 1 in 5 returned to school for additional education
· 15% created new job opportunities
· 52% reported being selected for community board positions
I would like to pass on skills that I learn to other parents. I want to be a link in the chain. ~Parent Leader
PLTI helped me realize that I had the information to share with my community, but not the right language. ~Parent Leader
The curriculum includes a 1-day Retreat prior to Phase 1 and a Graduation to conclude the course.