DANBURY, Conn. -- Forty-six parent leaders from the Danbury area were recognized at a ceremony to celebrate their graduation from the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) on Thursday night at Western Connecticut State University’s Campus Center Ballroom.
Danbury Children First is the first in the State of Connecticut and in the nation to offer concurrent English and Spanish classes of The Parent Leadership Training Institute.
PLTI is a 20-week curriculum developed through the Connecticut Commission on Children to provide parents’ skill building to support their involvement in the community and schools to improve children’s lives and education.
PLTI graduates learn to effectively advocate and make positive changes for children. Each student completes a community project in order to graduate.
Community projects cover a range of issues in the areas of health, safety, and education including:
- A reading pledge movement to engage fathers in their children’s literacy
- The creation of a club at WCSU to produce public service announcements for cable access TV
- The establishment of a youth scholarship at a local music center
- A project to repaint and refresh a classroom at the Family Learning Center
Projects will be displayed at the June 4 graduation.
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