Contact: Kyle Christensen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: The Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI), located at Colorado State University, is a public-private partnership that works with local communities to provide parents/youth/communities with the knowledge, skills and tools for civic engagement. The goals of FLTI are to effect positive family leadership development by:
- Helping families become leaders in their communities through civic engagement;
- Expanding and facilitating the capacity of families to be change agents on a neighborhood, regional and state level;
- Developing supportive communities of families within regions of the state;
- Facilitating family involvement in state and local policy decision-making processes;
- Increasing parent-child interaction through family involvement.
FLTI offers a 20-week program that integrates personal and child development, leadership training, civic literacy and civic participation skills. The curriculum for this program includes four components: an initial retreat; two 10-week sessions that focus on knowledge about the change process, skill building, tools of civic engagement, and a community project.
The target audience for FLTI is to have a diverse background and reflect the demographics of the community, i.e. various ages/ethnicity/income/education levels/etc.