PLTI Announces New Coordinator and Kicks Off 2017 Training on January 21stSTAMFORD, CT – January 11, 2017 – The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) today announced it is now the fiduciary and sponsor of the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), which is launching its 2017 program on January 21st. In addition, PLTI graduate and community leader Regan Allan has been named the new PLTI Coordinator.
SPEF CEO Matthew Quinones remarked, “For 20 years PLTI has been delivering a meaningful service to the parents and families in Stamford’s public school district. We are pleased to integrate PLTI into the SPEF spectrum of services that are provided to the students, families and teachers in Stamford’s public schools.”The CT Commission on Children created PLTI as a statewide family civics initiative to improve the lifelong health, safety and learning of Connecticut’s children by helping parents and others who care about children develop the leadership skills to make real change – in schools, communities and state and local government. PLTI graduates have gone on to serve in public offices, such as Stamford boards of education and representatives. They establish programs, non-profit organizations, scholarships and lead community initiatives (i.e., the Community Conversation About Education) and work in many ways to improve the lives of Stamford children, families and residents. Stamford’s PLTI will hold its 18th class in English starting January 21, 2017, with an all-day retreat. Weekly classes will be held on 19 Thursday evenings 6 to 9 PM at the Stamford Government Center.
- Education Units (CEU’s) are available to teachers and administrators who complete the training.
- Dinner, homework help and the Children’s Leadership Training Institute (CLTI) for children of participants age 5 or older, is included
- Trained facilitators work with participants to identify a need in the community and develop an action plan to address that need.