Parent Leadership Academy Informational (PRIDE) Meeting
The purpose of this interest meeting is to provide information, answer questions, and assist with the application process for the PRIDE Leadership Academy program. Details about the PRIDE program are below:
PRIDE Leadership Academy
The Urban League of Louisiana Parent Information Center (PIC) is offering a FREE series of courses through its P.R.I.D.E (Parents Ready to be Involved and Deliver Excellence) Leadership Academy. The PRIDE Leadership Academy program will offer participants an opportunity to learn about the current challenges in the Baton Rouge education landscape and to develop and enhance their advocacy skills.
Key Facts About The PRIDE Parent Leadership Academy
Q:What is PRIDE?
A: PRIDE Parent Leadership Academy is a FREE six-week program for parents and community members who are interested in learning more about our education system and policies and developing as an advocate for ALL students and families in Baton Rouge.
Q:How is PRIDE structured?
A: The PRIDE program consists of six (6) sessions. Sessions are typically once a week for 2 hours each and take place on a weekday evening. Each PRIDE session is focused on a particular advocacy topic, education policy, or education justice issue. FREE transportation, on-site childcare, and dinner are all provided for each PRIDE session. In addition, each participant who completes the program will also receive a monetary stipend.
The program concludes with participants completing an advocacy project, which is a culmination of all knowledge and skills gained during the six program sessions. The program will conclude in April 2020 and PRIDE participants will be honored at a PRIDE graduation ceremony. The program is completely FREE, and the following resources are provided FREE to program participants:
- FREE childcare during PRIDE sessions
- FREE dinner for parents and children during PRIDE sessions
- FREE transportation to and from PRIDE sessions
- FREE resources for parents to become strong education advocates for their children!
- Participants who complete the program will receive a monetary stipend!
Q: Who can participate in the PRIDE program? Do I have to be a parent?
A: The PRIDE Leadership academy is open to ALL parents, guardians, and community members who are interested in learning more about education and becoming more involved in education advocacy. Being a parent isn’t a requirement, but passion and deep interest in learning about education and developing as an advocate for equitable, accessible, and high-quality education options for ALL children in the Baton Rouge community definitely is!
Q:How do parents sign-up for PRIDE? How can I find out more?
A: You can find out more about the program and/or register to be a PRIDE parent participant by:
- Completing the PRIDE application.
The application is available to complete online, and the deadline to complete is Monday, March 2, 2020 at 11:59pm.
- Coming to the PRIDE informational meeting. To register to attend, please visit our EventBrite page. The informational meeting will be held on February 27, 2020 at 6pm. Location details are available on the registration page.
Q: I have more questions. Who do I need to contact?