The Family Leadership Training Institute
A transformative learning experience that equips parents who care to become parents who lead.
"For me, FLTI is ‘if not you, then who?’ And what I mean by that is who better to advocate for a community than those who live in it?"
"It's really enabled me to think through what it means to be a parent in terms of the community, social issues, and getting involved in the things that really matter to me."
"It’s just such a positive energy. You’re dealing with people who are passionate about helping young people — educators, advocates, leaders. This is what I see my colleagues as."
|What||18 weeks of training in media, advocacy, civic policy, fundraising and more|
|When||5pm — 8pm Tuesday evenings, September to April|
|Cost||FLTI is offered at no cost to you; your contribution is your time and commitment|
|Where||Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center 4300 S Broad Ave, New Orleans, LA 70125|
Kim Dejan (FLTI ’16) — Baking With A Purpose for Local Kids
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 ongoing cooking classes for local kids.
Research data about school-to-work readiness shows that there's a significant lack of resources and counseling for students who don't plan to attend college and haven't chosen a career. Kim designed her project to inspire teenagers to pursue their creative passions, and to promote entrepreneurship as a career option.
FLTI NOLA is part of a national initiative created to improve the lifelong health, safety and learning of children by helping you develop the leadership skills to make real change – in your neighborhood, schools, communities, and state and local governments. Participants explore their passions, strengths, beliefs and ideas, develop interpersonal and public communications skills, and gain enhanced understanding of democratic leadership.
In our program, participants are also leaders. FLTI parents define the curriculum, participate in its evaluation and mentor the next class, creating a broad base of communal investment. Family supports such as transportation, childcare and meals are included.
1. A retreat for the cohort to exchange ideas and define the mission.
2. A 9-week course on parent leadership.
3. A 9-week study of politics, policy and media.
4. An ongoing community project that puts the training to work.
If FLTI is the right opportunity for you, apply today!
Amauunet's Project: The Color Garden
Angelia's Project: SisterFriend
Vincent's Project: Circle Time
Daphne's Project: LOTS Academy Community Resource Center
Mischell's Project: Unconditional Love Youth Empowerment Group
Marion's Project: Knowing Thyself
Hilda's Project: Circle Time
Lillian's Project: LOTS Academy Community Resource Center
Wilmarine's Project: What About Us? The Forgotten Generation
Katherine's Project: Parents Present
Paul's Project: The Village Project
Ratasha's Project: SisterFriend
Crystal's Project: One Saturday Morning
Amelia's Project: Grow Gretna
Takena's Project: The Village Project
Brandie's Project: Dinner with Dad
Annette's Project: Sisterhood Empowerment
Maria's Project: United Families Active Together
K'Shon's Project: Keep It Healthy
Verrina’s Project: Dress For Success
Tarsha's Project: Be Well Now, Be Well Later
Cassandra's Project: Dinner With Me Foundation: Etiquette For Life
Eileen's Project: Humble Village
Yvette's Project: Juvenile Mental Health Resources
Russell's Project: Recycle for Life's Sake
Alida's Project: Men Ask for Consent (MAC)
Queen Tyna Scott
Queen Tyna's Project: Nourish the Heart - Nourish the Mind
Brandi Thomas Scott
Brandi's Project: The WellBeing Initiative
Remika's Project: The New Orleans Film Arts Academy
Rosland's Project: Home Base
Kanitra's Project: EDCU
Adriene's Project: Breathe-a-Rhyme
Briceshanay's Project: Art as Healing
Rameisha's Project: Growing Engagement Together (GET NOLA)
Elegra's Project: Glorious Greys
Maria's Project: The Power of Play
Kendra's Project: Teaching Parents and Children Fiscal Responsibility
Davetta's Project: Samitra's Corner
Ty's Project: Homeschool Parent Resource Center
Erin's Project: Parents Present
Anthonika's Project: G. U. N. S.: Give Up the Non-Sense
Benita's Project: Navigating the Infant to Pre-K OneApp
Domonique's Project: Meaningful Parks
Duane's Project: Restoring Legacies
Gwendolyn's Project: Sisters' Outreach: Inner and Outer Beauty
Janice's Project: The Children Are Our Future
Jennifer's Project: In the Huddle: Coaching Boys into Men
Kendra's Project: The Curriculum for Your Child
Kim's Project: Baking with a Purpose
Lamont's Project: Control the Narrative
Lashandra's Project: Project Asset
Marceia's Project: Focus On Food Allergies
Marshall's Project: Magnifying Single Male Parenting
Merline's Project: Fantastic Thursday after School
Patrick's Project: Black Men, Come Let Us Plow
Sheana's Project: Uniforms United
Sunny 's Project: Way Makers/From Girls to Young Ladies
Janay's Project: Central City Elderly Community Center
Rosalind's Project: The Orange Oasis
Clara's Project: One Heart at a Time
Sean's Project: Community Life Agency
Onassis's Project: Another Chance Community Resource Center (ACCRC)
Lorenza's Project: Toddler Time Out
Brenda's Project: The Little Red Wagon
Rhea's Project: Revitalize from the Root Up
Natalie's Project: Nola's Little Authors
Michael's Project: NOLA Youth ICT
Breegan's Project: Art Stop