The Parent Leadership Training & Advocacy Institute (PLTI) emerged as a natural extension of EACS’ youth and family work. The PLTI exists to provide material and social support for parents of youth enrolled in our education, mentorship programs. In fact, parental participation in the Institute is mandatory for all youth enrolled in our program. This requirement creates better informed parents who are actively involved in their children’s educational journeys.
Although participation for East African refugee and immigrant parents of youth enrolled in our programs in mandated, the Institute is available to any parent that lives within EACS’ service areas.
The PLTI convenes professionals’ diverse backgrounds to educate our parents on a myriad of topics pertinent to quality of life for our youth and families. Content areas include but are not limited to:
PLTI convenes once per month via Zoom or in-person (when government guidelines allow). Sessions will occur in our NewHolly Headquarters, for 1-to-2-hour sessions (dependent upon content).