Pledge TODAY: Support OPEN in GiveNOLA 2017

Remember Mikaela? This 4th-grade firecracker graduated the Children’s Leadership Training Institute just last spring. What you might not know is that Mikaela’s mom, FLTI graduate Kim Dejan, is making waves too, turning her “Baking With A Purpose” project into free cooking classes for local kids — and sneaking in some essential life lessons along the way. Read more about Pledge TODAY: Support OPEN in GiveNOLA 2017[…]

Looking ahead with optimism, yet asking questions: Blog from PLTI Parent Leader Lamont Douglas

OPEN is proud to share this blog post from FLTI parent leader Lamont Douglas, originally published on The Secondline Education Blog. Make sure to follow Lamont on Twitter at @daddyswatch! For the year ahead, I am optimistic and excited about educational gains moving forward in my city and state. A movement for getting more parents Read more about Looking ahead with optimism, yet asking questions: Blog from PLTI Parent Leader Lamont Douglas[…]

FLTI Graduate Brings “Color Garden” to Students

Family Leadership Training Institute graduate Amauunet Ashe has big dreams — and colorful ones, too. Her “Color Garden,” opened in 2014 at Young Audiences Charter School, offers kids hands-on experience planting, nurturing, and harvesting healthy food as part of her Nutrition Adventure community project. This colorful patch of flowers, fruits and vegetables serves as a Read more about FLTI Graduate Brings “Color Garden” to Students[…]

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