My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Future Leaders Institute, Oakland, CA, USA
FLI is exceptional youth development organization. But it's not like any other. They go above and beyond. While small, they are top-notch at what they do programmatically, and do not cut corners. They are extremeley successful at building a solid base of positive and productive young citizens committed to and capable of creating a better world. The youth they serve typically come from lower-resourced communities, and they are each given the support, mentorship and structured guidance to create a real-world project doing something they dream of doing in a way that creates a tangible, lasting difference in the world. I know of no other organization that does this so successfully. To learn more, please visit: www.thefli.org. There's also a short, informative video about FLI here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBvZmVT2Ufw
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I've served as a mentor, donor, advisor and now long-time friend to the organization. I cannot recommend The Future Leaders Insitute enough!
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Get the word out to more foundations and individuals who are intersted in leaving a powerful legacy. This organization needs more financial backing.
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They "build bold humanitarian leaders" through real hands-on projects from start to finish. Each student leaves a powerful legacy that is meaningful to them. They dream it up, meet mentors, create the project, learn how to manage the budget, marketing, organizing... everything. It's quite astonishing!