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Bridgeport Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI)

Parents are their children’s best advocates and through RYASAP’s Parent
Leadership Training Institute, created by the Connecticut Commission on
Children, parent graduates are equipped with a democracy tool kit and skills to improve the life-long health, safety and learning of their children.

PLTI is a community collaborative that has been embedded in the community via a partnership with the Parent Center. The civic design team has expanded this family civics initiative over the last 15 years to include the Children’s Leadership Training Institute (CLTI), Teen Leadership Institute (TLI) and People Empowering People (PEP). PEP is offered in Spanish and engages members in the development and implementation of group community projects. Alumni are continually informed and engaged in leadership opportunities regarding education, health, and safety throughout the community.

Parent graduates enhance their ability to speak out on issues, inform policy makers, the media and others. Parent graduates also put their passion into action via individual community projects designed to have positive outcomes.





PLTI Class of 2014

2014 Retreat

Scott Hughes

Class of 2014 Exercise



What's Up? PLTI News & Updates


Recruitment for PLTI/CLTI will start in October.  Complete your application and mail it in now!

You can also drop off your application at the following Centers:
Parent Center: 900 Boston Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06610
RYASAP at the Burroughs Community Center: 2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06605 (3rd floor)

View/Print the application: PLTI 2015 Application

Spanish PEP this Fall!

PLTI ofrecera el programa Personas Empoderando Personas (PEP) en Octubre 2014! Para mas informacion o para imprimir la aplicacion, hagua click aqui: Aplicacion para PEP