By: Samoy Mainda
When I was first invited to attend PublicSchoolOptions.org Parent Advocacy Boot Camp, I didn’t know quite what to expect.
What is advocacy? What does PSO do? Is this a CrossFit style Boot Camp?!
Instead, what I was met with was a wonderful group of concerned parents, just like me. We all know what it’s like to see our children struggle. AND, we all know what it’s like to see our children thrive in a school of choice.
We spent the first day learning about what it means to advocate for our students. What do I say in an interview? How do I tweet? What should I expect from a meeting with my elected official? These are just a few of the questions that were answered for me.
After a full day of training, we were able to put these skills to the test. Immediately. Each state delegation had meetings scheduled with their federal representatives and senators during the second day of our conference.
What a wonderful experience! I am so glad I took the leap of faith, agreed to attend, and was able to meet so many great new friends.