Parent Liaison Initiative
What Is It?
The Parent Liaison Initiative (PLI) is designed to provide new ways for parents to become more actively engaged in their children’s education. In order for parents to truly exercise parental school choice and become stronger advocates for their children, they must understand how the school system works. In fact, a 2012 study (learn more here) found that parents are more influential in the education of their children than the schools themselves!
PLI sessions, which are free of charge, empower parents by providing vital information and tools, spanning various topics, on how to take the lead in their child’s education and help them reach their full potential. Over 2,000 parents have been trained since the Initiative began in March 2011!
Liaisons also share information about ongoing parental school choice efforts and inform them of upcoming PEFNC events. You can work with PLI Coordinator Kwan Graham, an experienced education representative appointed by the Governor to the North Carolina Public Charter School Advisory Council, to design a session on the topics you most want to learn about. Use the contact form below to get in touch with Kwan (or call 919.760.7167) about scheduling your own PLI session!
Here’s a sample of how PLI can help you (click on the topic for more information):
|Parents listen to PLI Coordinator Kwan Graham discuss ways to prepare their children for college.||A PLI session provides parents with the steps to effectively speak with their child’s teacher.|
Check back for upcoming session dates!
Thursday May 23, 2013 (5:30–6:30 pm)
Sunshine Daycare (3801 Glenwood Drive, Charlotte, NC)
Topic: Summer educational activities
Thursday May 23, 2013 (5:00–6:00 pm)
St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church (170 Fayetteville Street, Asheville, NC)
Topic: Keeping kids in tune during summer break
June 8, 2013 (10:00 – 12:00 pm)
Charlotte Choice Charter School (1000 Anderson Street, Charlotte)
Topic: Benefits of Parental Involvement
Use the form below to schedule a PLI session or ask a question: