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Eve C.

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Review for The Future Leaders Institute, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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: There's also a short, informative video about FLI here:

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've served as a mentor, donor, advisor and now long-time friend to the organization. I cannot recommend The Future Leaders Insitute enough!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get the word out to more foundations and individuals who are intersted in leaving a powerful legacy. This organization needs more financial backing.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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What is unique about this organization?

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!

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I have served a wide variety of support roles for FLI over the course of the past seven years.