Last week, the Alexandria chapter of the NAACP presented the Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria with their 2009 Community Service Award. NAACP President Reverend Dr. Lee Earl gave the award to Joyce Woodson, PLTI Founder and Chair and Fay Slotnick, the organization’s Executive Director.
This month, PLTI begins its fourth year of classes. Up to 25 participants will learn about civic leadership, advocacy and public speaking skills. The students also study city and state operations, public policy, law and budgets.
PLTI does not charge tuition for the 20-week course, but asks students to: commit to attend and participate in its leadership and civics program; to complete a community project; to give back to future participants and to continue their advocacy for children and families.
PLTI of Alexandria operates in cooperation with the Connecticut Commission on Children, Alexandria City Public Schools and the City of Alexandria and Hopkins House.