Future Leaders of America


Summer Leadership Camp

Our flagship six-day program consists of interactive workshops and opportunities for self-expression. We use this week to introduce youth that are entering the 9th/10th grade to what it means to be a leader in today's global community.  Read more.

FLA Networks in Schools

Youth who complete the Leadership Camp stay involved in FLA through participation in FLA clubs at school and countywide activities. Students meet weekly in their school clubs, attend quarterly workshops run by FLA mentors, and practice their leadership skills through various community service projects during they year.

Monthly Enrichment Programs

FLA believes in a holistic approach to empower individuals and groups to create personal and social change. FLA collaborates with other community organizations and community colleges to offer Enrichment Workshops, such as the "Latina Superwoman" conference. 

FLA participants, students and parents become engaged in topics such as: getting involved in school clubs, College Application Workshop, understanding the challenges that face their communities, Vision for Success, and learning to manage inter-generational communication issues, to name a few.

University Seminars

FLA alumni who are currently enrolled at universities (such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of San Diego, Westmont), gather to plan, coordinate and implement one to two day seminars addressing social and academic issues relevant to Latino youth. These visits introduce youth to university life and FLA peers who are enrolled there. Topics include: civic engagement, career opportunities, health education, family issues, arts and culture.

Volunteer Leadership Training

The Leadership Training is a three-day retreat that trains students to mentor others, lead groups, and move up the various levels of volunteer duties/positions: A-team, Peer Facilitator, Facilitator, Intern, and Director. These trainings build upon the skills implemented at the Leadership Camp as well as other skills that transfer into their daily lives. Youth learn how to lead others, accomplish new short and long-term academic goals, and be a part of a positive social network that includes diverse youth, strong family values, and high expectations of them in school and community. In summary, this is where FLAers learn the FLA curriculum and the “peer to peer” model.

Family Leadership Program

Future Leaders engages the parents of our youth through the Family Leadership Retreat and Parent Advocacy Trainings. Parents are a critical component to expanding horizons for our youth and transforming communities. FLA engages Spanish-speaking parents through a culturally sensitive, educational 3-day retreat for parents, teenagers, and younger siblings. Follow-up is provided in the form of Parent Advocacy Trainings, group meetings, college campus visits with the entire family, a drug/alcohol prevention conference, among other yearly activities.

Community Impact