If you are interested in applying for the 2016/2017 FLTI class:
Applications due by most sites 60 days prior to the beginning of class.
Interviews scheduled 60-30 days prior to class starting.
Classes start in the following counties:
- Adams County (class conducted in Spanish only)
- Aurora (class conducted in Spanish only)
- Boulder County
- Arapahoe/Douglas Counties
- Denver / Five Points neighborhood
- Denver/Montbello neighborhood (one class in Spanish and one class in English)
- Dolores/Montezuma Counties
- Eagle County
- Lake County
- Larimer County
- Prowers County
- Pueblo County
- Summit County
Applications for classes beginning in September 2016 and January 2017 are now being accepted. It is time to spread the news and encourage others to apply for this excellent training opportunity for parents, family members, and other community members interested in making a difference for children, youth, and families.
Who should apply?
Adults: Parents, teen parents, grandparents, other family members, single people, young adults (age 15-19), veterans, fathers, foster parents, community members and others who wish to improve the lives of children and families in communities.
Youth: Our Denver/Five Points and Larimer County sites also offer a Youth curriculum, so if you know people in those areas, please also encourage YOUTH (12-16) to apply with an adult partner. This is an exciting opportunity in FLTI.
FLTI is a proven 20-session curriculum that inspires, trains and empowers individuals to become effective leaders and change agents on behalf of children, youth, and families. The opportunity is available to 25 participants (per site) who are screened and selected based on their availability and readiness. Consideration is also given to how their participation will enhance diversity, strength, and learning for the group as a whole. There is no cost to participants.
FLTI curriculum is based on the premise that the family is a child’s first and most important teacher, and that family members also are the best advocates for children and communities. Community leaders including parents, youth, and family members can be effective when they speak out on issues and inform policymakers, the media, and the community about their needs. FLTI offers stimulating educational sessions to boost leadership skills of participants in addressing areas of concern such as accessible child healthcare, the education achievement gap, neighborhood safety, and the significance of parental involvement. Each participant applies the learning to a community-based project that reflects his/her passion. Class participants across the state emerge as strong leaders and advocates for all children and families.