YLI and PLI To Be Offered Concurrently in January – Sign Up Today!

We need leaders today more than ever and Gwinnett SToPP is happy to step up and provide our road-tested and proven advocacy/activist leadership training once again to the young people and parents of Gwinnett County and the greater Atlanta metro area.

For the third year in a row, we have tightened our timelines and created an environment where parents and youth can learn side-by-side together. Rather than meeting once a month for 8 months, we offer the program now over three months, so that you can quickly use the training you’ve learned to advocate for your child in school and in the legislature.

Our training program was developed in part utilizing the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute Community Leadership Program curriculum. Skill building components include finding and using your voice; relative, real, and responsible relationships; effective communication; mining social capital for future success; managing authority; the ins and outs of bringing about change; conflict management strategies; painting a picture of inclusion; anti-bullying /bias skills. We work with each participant individually to tailor the program to the needs of youth and parents.

Note: This is a rigorous, highly-valuable training program that includes access to national leaders in the fields of education reform, first amendment issues, civil rights law and data accountability. We offer this training to Gwinnett County citizens at a nominal charge because we believe the community needs leaders equipped to speak with legislators, advocate for children facing unfair discipline and serve with us as activists. In return, we require commitment to the program over the course of 3 months and dedication to your team as you complete your project.  Space is limited.

Enrollment is also open for individual classes (PLI only) if you are not able to commit to the entire program at this time. 


December 2016 – reviewing and accepting applications

January –March 2017

  • January 7 – Joined at the Hip and Lip: Team Building Skills
  • January 8 – My Role, My Responsibility, My Reason
  • January 21 – Communicating Amongst the Trees
  • February 4 – ABC’s of Discipline
  • February 18– Managing Conflict Inside and Outside
  • March 4 – Discipline and the Courts
  • March 18 – Youth in Action
  • March 25 – Graduation