Future Leaders Initiative (FLI) Program

Future Institute offers Concept graduates the Future Leaders Initiative (FLI): a unique, comprehensive program that allows participants to prepare for their college, adulthood, and career goals by participating in various professional development opportunities and events that build their leadership, life, and career skills.

The FLI Program's Goals are:

to assist TRANSITION FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND CAREERS

and improve college persistence and graduation rate

to provide LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Mentor to High School Seniors
College Liaisons
Volunteering

to offer CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Online Career Workshops
Micro-Internships
Practice Public Speaking

to help IMPROVE LIFE SKILLS

Mentor’s Guidance
Online Workshops on Soft Skills

Program Requirements

Program Benefits

Concept Graduate & Enrolled in College or Career Program

Transition Support from High School to College, Careers, and Beyond

Completed Prerequisite Program in High School

(as of 2020)

Career, Life Skills, Networking, Internship, and Resume-Building Opportunities

Complete 16 hours of program requirements annually

Financial Assistance

How Our Program Participants Feel

2019-2020 Responses

Overall Experience in the FLI Program Rating

The FLI Program has provided me with opportunities to develop my career skills

The FLI Program has provided me with opportunities to develop my leadership skills

The FLI Program has helped me feel more confident about college life

The FLI Program has helped me feel more confident about my future career

Great88%
Neutral12%
Poor0%
Agree90%
Neutral10%
Disagree0%
Agree90%
Neutral10%
Disagree0%
Agree74%
Neutral24%
Disagree2%
Agree78%
Neutral20%
Disagree2%

Participant Testimonials

  • “Going through the college application and decision process can be stressful and the Junior Mentorship Program allowed me to provide guidance to a fellow peer (especially during the current global pandemic). Online Workshops were really useful because many mirrored possible career interests and others provided important life skills needed to budget or job interviews.”

    Iradukunda Claudine
    Sophomore at George Washington University
  • “Those workshops helped me tremendously. I was able to learn how to use LinkedIn and [build] great resumes.”

    Lujayna Suleiman
    Sophomore at The Ohio State University
  • “I had a great time learning from my mentor and getting to know my mentor. He was extremely helpful and was there when I had a question or needed help regardless of his busy schedule. I was proud to have him as my mentor.”

    Nicholas Nevarez
    Sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Have Questions?

Nichole Pientka

Future Leaders Initiative Program Officer

pientka@FutureInstitute.us

847.227.9865