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2018 Family Leadership Training Institute applications open

Contact: Glenda Wentworth, County Extension Director/Family and Consumer Science, 970-328-8630, glenda.wentworth@eaglecounty.us   

Nov. 3, 2017 – CSU Extension is now accepting applications for the 2018 Eagle County class of the Colorado Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI).
 

FLTI focuses on developing leadership skills, civic literacy and civic participation skills. FLTI is based on the premise that family members are the best advocates for children and families in communities. 

“The FLTI program provided me with the tools and the experience to search for opportunities within the community, as well to network and use other leaders as resources,” said Fernando Almanza, a 2017 FLTI graduate.

Each year this opportunity is offered to 25 participants who are screened and selected based on their availability and readiness to become effective change agents on behalf of children, youth and families. 

Those with community leadership experience as well as those just beginning their journey of civic engagement are invited to apply. 

Selected participants will come together for an intensive training that includes:

  • A day-long retreat to develop group communication on Saturday, Jan. 6
  • Monday evening classes from Jan. 8 to June 4  that focus on knowledge about the change process, skill building, and tools of civic engagement
  • A visit to the State Capitol on April 23 to meet with legislators and learn the inner workings of government
  • Ongoing support for the development and implementation of a Community Civic Project based on personal passion
  • Local graduation ceremonies on June 4 and FLTI certification upon successful completion of the 20 week course

Grant funding allows CSU Extension to offer scholarships for the full $2,500 cost of the program to all accepted applicants. In exchange, participants give the commitment of time reflected in class attendance and a personal community project.  

Those interested in the FLTI program may apply online at fltiofcolorado.colostate.edu.

For more information about participating in the FLTI program, contact Glenda Wentworth at 970-328-8630 or at glenda.wentworth@eaglecounty.us.