The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) came to Solano County and worked with parents on becoming leading advocates for their children. Like children, parent's opinions are often unheard. They lack advocacy skills, but not the motivation or will to change their children's lives. The PLTI teaches parents, who wish to improve the lifelong health, safety, and learning of children, how to become practiced change agents for the next generation.


Parents defined the curriculum and participated in its evaluation and outcomes. Each class of parents mentored the next class, creating a pyramid effect of community caring and developing a coalition of parent leaders.

"It helped me to improve speaking in public, to trust myself and to open my eyes that I can make a difference in my community. I can make a difference at least in one person's life."


                                                                                       2017 PLTI Participant 

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Access the 2017 Course Schedule HERE.


The Children’s Leadership Training Institute (CLTI) is a parallel course to the Parent Leadership Training Institute, delivered to the children of PLTI participants.


CLTI uses literacy as a base and creates a full spectrum of activities that parallel the PLTI course and encompass the multiple intelligences. The template featured a book or books to ground the evening’s session. In addition to group discussion at class, children and youth in CLTI received a new book each week, connected to the learnings of that class, to add to their home libraries and to share with their families.


To develop a session, the CLTI teaching team used the PLTI theme, covering the same concepts of PLTI in an age appropriate approach. Each evening’s activities needed to be reviewed to ensure that they:

1. Appeal to children ages 3 to 12
2. Have literacy as a base
3. Have a full-spectrum of activities that encompass the multiple intelligences