The PPS Leadership Institute was launched in Fall 2004. Modeled after the nationally recognized Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence Commonwealth Institute for Parent Involvement in Kentucky, the PPSJ Leadership Institute provides training for parents and develops an ongoing, action-oriented, problem-solving network of parent leaders.
Through the Institute, parents receive in depth information and advocacy training which includes a process for developing and implementing school-improvement projects addressing needs related to student achievement. PPSJ provides support to parents in implementing their projects through one-on-one coaching, networking opportunities, and links to community resources.
The PLI curriculum is research based, interactive, and provides leadership training, group process skills, organizing strategies – and gives parents knowledge about how school systems work as well as academic performance data from their children’s schools.
PLI graduates, known as Certified Parent Leaders, become transformed into powerful advocates for their children and all children in their schools, in the district, and throughout the community.