A group of Milwaukee Parent Institute Graduates

The M³ Milwaukee Parent Institute (MPI) is a proven program that equips Milwaukee Public Schools elementary, middle and high school families with the knowledge and skills to help their students graduate and prepare for higher education. 

Through a six-week program offered both in-person and virtually at schools throughout the district, families learn how to plan for college and a career, develop behaviors for success, select high school courses to prepare for higher education, and explore career fields. 

By expanding from two sessions in the first “baseline” semester in fall 2021 to 16 in-person and virtual sessions in spring 2023, the program has grown from engaging 66 parents to 275, about a 400% increase. 

The program was developed by the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), which engages, empowers and transforms families by providing the knowledge and skills to partner with schools and communities to ensure their students achieve their full potential. PIQE uses documented research studies that validate the efficacy of the programs and the impact on student achievement such as grade point averages and graduation rates. At the conclusion of each session, families and students celebrate their completion of the program. Feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive.


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