Nearly everyone agrees that parental involvement is critical to kids' success in school, but knowing how to participate isn't always obvious. Kansas City Mayor Sly James supports a program aimed at giving parents the tools they need to engage with schools, and affect positive change in their children's future.
- Elaine Zimmerman is the founder of the Parent Leadership Training Institute.
- Bonita Cochran is a resident of New Orleans and a graduate of the Parent Leadership Training Institute.
- Sarah Darmitzel is the treasurer of the Friends of Hale Cook.
The Parent Leadership Training Institute is hosting an information session for community leaders at the Kauffman Foundation at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, and for parents and guardians at St. Mark Child & Family Development Center at 6 p.m. on the same day. For more information and to RSVP, visit UNI-KC.org.