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To Affect Positive Change In Schools, Mayor Encourages Parent Leadership Training

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.


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

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