Parent Leadership Institute

Parent Leadership Institute
Instituto de Liderazgo para Padres

Be a part of Chicago’s parent-led movement for healthy schools.

Parents are key in making sure our schools are healthy environments for our children. The Parents United for Healthy Schools Leadership Institute comprises four sessions that each focuses on a different aspect of school health and wellness and practical tips for implementing in both the school and at home.

The magnitude of the coronavirus pandemic exposed the importance of schools as community anchors that children and families rely on for much more than education. The health and wellness of our students and families is more important than ever.

Join the Parents United movement to address health disparities and learn more about speaking up for social and health justice and how you can make a difference for your child—and children across the city!


Session 1: Parent Organizing for Health + Justice

October 29, 2020, 3 p.m.

Highlighting the key leadership role of parents, this session will provide an overview of the school wellness policy and explain how to be most effective in transforming schools into healthier environments as well as learn tips for promoting health in your own home too.

Sesión 1: Padres Organizados por la Salud y Justicia

29 de octubre de 2020 a las 3 p.m.

Al destacar el rol clave de liderazgo de los padres, esta sesión proporcionará una comprensión general de la política de bienestar escolar y explicará cómo ser más efectivo en implementar la política de bienestar y transformar las escuelas hacia ambientes saludables. Estrategias y consejos para promover la salud en su propio hogar también serán compartidos.


Session 2: Family and Student Social Emotional Wellbeing

December 3, 2020, 3 p.m.

With COVID-19 having a huge impact on our lives and all this year’s learning happening at home, along with the backdrop of racial injustice and political divisiveness, managing social and emotional needs outside of school is more important than ever. What is social emotional learning? Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the way that both students and adults learn and practice how to Understand and manage emotions; Set and achieve positive goals; Feel and show empathy for others; Establish and maintain positive relationships, and Make responsible decisions.

Sesión 2: Bienestar social y emocional de la familia

3 de diciembre de 2020 a las 3 p.m.

Con COVID-19 interrumpiendo nuestras vidas y todo el aprendizaje de este año sucediendo en casa, manejar las necesidades sociales y emocionales fuera de la escuela es más importante que nunca. ¿Qué es el aprendizaje socioemocional? El aprendizaje social y emocional (SEL) es la forma en que tanto los estudiantes como los adultos aprenden y practican cómo comprender y manejar las emociones; Establecer y lograr metas positivas; Sentir y mostrar empatía por los demás; Establezca y mantenga relaciones positivas y tome decisiones responsables.


Session 3: Making the Most of Physical Activity

February 11, 2021, 3 p.m.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, when so many of us are very restricted in our movements, it is even more important for people of all ages and abilities to be as active as possible. We are meant to move and many of our body’s systems work better when we are consistently physically active. 

Sesión 3: Aprovechar al máximo la actividad física

11 de febrero de 2021 a las 3 p.m.

Durante la pandemia de COVID-19, cuando muchos de nosotros hemos estado muy restringidos en nuestros movimientos, es aún más importante que las personas de todas las edades y capacidades sean lo más activas posible. Estamos destinados a movernos y muchos de los sistemas de nuestro cuerpo funcionan mejor cuando estamos constantemente activos físicamente.