The Parent Leadership Training Institute

The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) is a free, 11-week civic engagement program that teaches parents and other adults caring for children to become leading advocates in their schools and communities and work to improve children outcomes. The dynamic program is taught by PLTI credentialed instructors and includes guest speakers and information about programs, employment and continuing education opportunities for adults and children.

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, the lives of others and contribute to a brighter future for their children.  PLTI graduates take leadership roles in various fields and design and implement projects that benefit other families, their schools and communities.

The children of PLTI students participate in the Children's Leadership Institute (CLI) , a parallel program for children ages 3 to 12 years of age which is offered free of cost. The CLI curriculum teaches age-appropriate topics similar to those PLTI parents learn. More here.

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

 2018 Parent Leadership Training Institute

The 2018 PLTI and CLI start Saturday, January 6th and ends Saturday, March 24th, 2018. The course is free and includes a retreat held from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. The remaining classes are 3 hours long.


Everett Community College’s Corporate & Continuing Education Center campus

2333 Seaway Blvd, Everett, WA 98203


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

The graduation ceremony will take place at the Washington State Capitol, Olympia on Saturday, March 24th, 2018.