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Applications for classes beginning in January 2019 are now being accepted.

Now is the 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.

How do I apply?
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:  Currently, our sites in Jefferson County, Arapahoe County, and Larimer County offer a Youth curriculum. We anticipate youth programming to be added to Lake and Morgan Counties this year as well, so if you know people in those areas, please also encourage YOUTH (11-17) to apply with an adult partner. This is an exciting opportunity in FLTI.

What is 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.

When do I apply?

Applications are due by most sites 60 days prior to the beginning of class.
Interviews are scheduled 60-30 days prior to class starting.

Where is FLTI offered?

July-December training sites:

September 2018 – March 2019 training sites:

November 2018 – August 2019 training site (meets every other week):

January 2019 – June 2019 training sites:

Why should I apply?

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.