Parent Leadership Training Institute

The Parent Leadership Training Institute

The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) is a free, 11-week civic engagement program that teaches parents to become leading advocates for children in their schools and communities. Classes are held at Everett Community College's Corporate & Continuing Education Center at 2333 Seaway Blvd. twice a week on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The dynamic program is taught by PLTI credentialed instructors and includes guest speakers and information about programs and opportunities available in the area.

The PLTI is centered on democracy, respect, dignity, and a belief that when parents are given knowledge and skills, they will actively engage in civic life. Engaged parents improve their own lives and shape the future of all children.  PLTI graduates take leadership roles in various fields and design and implement projects that benefit other families, their schools and communities.

Parents accepted for PLTI will also have the opportunity to enroll their children ages 3-12 in the Children's Leadership Training Institute (CLTI). The CLTI will be offered at the same time as parents attend the PLTI. 

The PLTI is a collaboration of the Washington State Family and Community Engagement Trust  and Everett Community College.  The PLTI was created by the Connecticut Commission on Children’s National Parent Leadership Institute.

2018 Parent Leadership Training Institute

The PLTI starts Saturday, January 6 and ends Saturday, March 24, 2018. The first session includes a retreat held from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. The remaining classes are 3 hours long and held at EvCC's Corporate & Continuing Education Center campus at 2333 Seaway Blvd. twice a week with the exception of holidays:

  • Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon

A graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 24.

Use the links on the right bar to learn more about the curriculum and the program registration process.