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Prichard Committee offers leadership ‘basecamp,’ inside look at public education, for NKY parents

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence will bring a new parent leadership training one-day “basecamp” to Northern Kentucky in April.

It will give parents a look inside public education in Kentucky and provide them with tools to effectively engage in their children’s school, says Helen Carroll, NKY Parent Leadership Coordinator.

Since 1997, the Prichard Committee has trained more than 300 NKY parents through the Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership. GCIPL is a five-day training that gives parents a “deep dive’ into public education and arms like Kentucky Academic Standards, accountability, school data, and school governance.

Last year, NKY superintendents suggested that a “first steps of parent engagement” of a “Parent Leadership 101” might be good to start the development of parent leaders and community members who are interested becoming engaged in grassroots efforts to support student achievement for all students.

The Prichard Committee heard the call and created this one-day training program, open to any parent in Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Pendleton, Grant, Bracken or Gallatin counties.

The training will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kenton County Public Library in Covington.

Space is limited, so register soon at http://tiny.cc/gciplbasecamp.

There is no cost to participants. Meals are provided.


Basecamp is a first step for parents and community leaders interested in taking active roles in public education in Kentucky – for their own children and all children. This one-day training introduces participants to focused and effective approaches to engagement in Kentucky’s schools.


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Parent Leadership Basecamp is available to community leaders or parents, caregivers, and mentors of public school students in the following counties: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton and Pendleton County.


Contact Helen Carroll, NKY Parent Leadership Coordinator at carroll.proplan@outlook.com or 859-982-4943

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