How will you use your voice in 2020? Are you interested in developing new leadership skills and learning more about the civic process to create positive change for children and families? Make a difference next year by taking free classes with the Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) right here in Saguache. FLTI of Saguache County is a 20 week series of classes and part of a statewide and community-based leadership development initiative hosted and sponsored by HEART of Saguache/KV with FLTI of Colorado at CSU Extension providing technical assistance and oversight. The proven FLTI curriculum uses trained facilitators to draw on the particular skills each participant already possesses to create a rich learning experience for everyone. No special skills, educational qualifications or experience are necessary to take part in this enriching experience just a desire to create positive changes. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to apply.
Powerful family voices make stronger communities. When the voices of families are heard during public policy making the result is usually positive social change with better outcomes for everyone. On a personal level, positive family leadership improves relationships between families and children. Family leadership builds the tools that individuals need in order to engage in action that will improve health inequities in schools and communities. One 2016 FLTI graduate said, “I am so grateful to be able to go from someone who doesn’t feel like they belong in their community to someone who is so engaged and has so many connections with people around the community.”
The FLTI family civics initiative program is created with the intention of giving individuals skills and knowledge so they can support their communities at both the individual and community leadership level. Diverse participants from the community come together for the classes which encourage examination of leadership goals and community issues as well as leadership and civic skills to bring positive changes to communities. Family leaders are empowered with leadership skills to encourage civic engagement by building confidence, building networks of diverse groups of individuals, working on the collective well-being of the community and advocating for programs and policies that improve health equity and quality of life.
Join us for the next session of FLTI of Saguache County classes which will be held in the HEART office at 210 5th Street in Saguache. Classes will start in February of 2020 and they are entirely free with a dinner provided. Please contact Miracle Gomez at 719 849 3645 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.