MILFORD >> State Rep. Pam Staneski (Milford and Orange) welcomed the new members of the Milford Parent Leadership Training program Saturday morning.

Milford Parent Leadership Training Institute is an annual 18 week class designed to teach parents how to find their voice, become lifelong agents of change and make the Milford community the best it can be for our children. The Milford Parent Leadership Training is a collaborative project by the Milford health Department, the United Way of Milford and Kids Count of Milford.

The PLTI program helps parents, children and communities. Parents gain self-confidence using their skills as change agents within the community. Children benefit when parents participate more in their lives as advocates and decision makers. Communities benefit as parents use their tools to inform and advocate.

“I was honored to welcome the members of the 6th class of the PLTI (Parent Leadership Training Institute) to their first class. Their commitment to this eighteen week course is a testament to their desire to positively impact our community. As those who have attended the program before them, these ladies and gentlemen will be the future advocates and leaders of our community,” said Rep. Staneski.

For more information, visit www.cga.ct.gov/coc/plti.htm.