Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Forward Thinking Leadership Academy (FTLA)

584 pageviews

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, Secondary & High Schools

Mission: FTLA is an organization that serves students by preparing them for college and lifelong learning while providing the character formation necessary for responsible citizenship.

Results: 600+ students graduated the program 94% accepted into 4-year College and University

Target demographics: Underprivilage/disenfranchised High school students

Direct beneficiaries per year: 600 Students gain entry in to Colleges, nationwide.

Geographic areas served: San Diego, California

Programs: FTLA students must recognize that each student is made in the image and likeness of education and shaped by differences in interest, ability, family background, economic status, and ethnic heritage. FTLA's goal is to develop a community of learners dedicated to generative, lifelong learning that teaches students to assume responsibility for their own educational growth.

Donor & Volunteer Advisory

This organization's nonprofit status may have been revoked or it may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 Carol197

Former staff

Rating: 5

I was an International Student from Brazil and opportunities are very limited for us since we are not allowed to work and consequently, acquire experience. This year I became an intern at FTLA and participated in several programs and met so many amazing people. Because of the awesome mentors I had at FTLA, I was able to get the job of my dreams related to marketing and sales. This is not only a dream come true but being able to work and stay in the US made me so much more confident and strong about how far I can go and how education was worth in my life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working here as a an intern for more than three months. FTLA is an awesome non-profit organization that aims at helping high school students who are lacking of resources to develop leadership and prepare for college application. I'm very proud of being one of the team!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FTLAs Glocal X program is superb! We are very excited to see it expand and reach our local high schools! Dr. Salazar and team are awesome! Game changer.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great company
Overall I was impressed with the overall market of strategy that they assisted me with. Great staff, loved working with Kim K and Carolina Mendez. Very knowledgable staff and very friendly. I would definitely recommended their services.

2

Former staff

Rating: 5

My experience with Forward Thinking Leadership Academy (FTLA) has been incredible since the day I started working with this great non-profit. From the get-go working with FTLA I have witnessed an inspirational passion that has been seen through the numerous growing list of high schools that have been working with FTLA to help high school students achieve their innovative ideas regarding social, economic, and environmental issues. FTLA is a great environment that is driven by the desire to assisting students turn their dreams into realities.

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

FTLA is essential program that was established to help the high school students in their transfer from high school life to college and career life. This program is essential for many poor kids who don't have the parental support to help them make the right decision early in their life. And, they lack the financial support to get into leadership programs. FTLA and its great team are here to help those kids which will improve the outcomes of our education system.
I have worked with many FTLA members. They are devoted and hard working. I expect the best for students in this program.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forward Thinking Leadership Academy is the best program you can sign up for. I have been a FTLA team member for 5 months. Here I learned how to be a leader , how to manage projects and how to be more professional. Highly recommended for students!

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

Its been a pleasure volunteering with FTLA. their CEO is incredible with a fantastic vision for the program. I highly recommend this program to students looking for an edge in their high school and college career.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FTLA is the best! I really enjoyed working with the students and the staff. Everyone was invested into one common goal, which is insuring the success of every student as well as the molding of every leader. This program truly represents what a leadership academy should look like.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Have started working with FTLA (from a background in teaching and sociology) and I'm impressed with the ethos and integrity of the FTLA community. This is a well educated, value driven organization, committed to guiding aspiring students to achieve their goals. I feel privileged to be a part of this program!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that supports youth. Truly making a difference in our communities. I highly recommend support FTLA!

3 Veronica27

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great program that helped me with my reading and writing skills. This organization has improved my life drastically on alot of things i do today.