The Meridian organization will have a Parent Leadership Institute locally next year.
The plan is to train thirty parents from east central Mississippi.
The institute will take place over three weekends, once a month, beginning in February 2011.
"This workshop that we do is going to serve to increase the capacity to become leaders in strengthening the public schools and in turn strengthening the communities," said Becky Glover of Parents for Public Schools.
The training, including lodging, meals and materials, will be provided free to participants.
The deadline to enter is Nov. 30. For information, call Parents for Public Schools at 601-397-1599.