Family Leadership Academy (FLA ) works successfully with parents to develop
leadership and advocacy skills. FLA is in its 6'n year of providing workshops
that develop parent's leadership skills and abilities that are then applied to
implement a project in their child's school. Parents earn up to 6 Continuing
Education Units (CEUs) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of
Continuing Education, Center for Urban Community Development. Evaluation is
incorporated into all sessions. Based on this successful/
development, implementation and evaluation of FLA, we are expanding our services
to more parent populations.
Family Connectors are key to the success of the FLA. Each school has a Family
Connector who acts as a liaison with FLA and the school. Connectors act as
facilitators, workshop designers, implementers, and recruiters.