EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado - Applications for the 2013 Eagle County Class of the Colorado Family Leadership Training Institute are now being accepted.
The institute is a series of 20 sessions on leadership training, civic literacy and civic participation skills. The institute is based on the premise that family members are the best advocates for children and families in communities. Community leaders including parents, youth and family members can be effective when they speak out on issues and inform policymakers, the media and the community about the needs of their members.
Each year this opportunity is offered to 25 participants who are screened and selected based on their availability and readiness to become effective change agents on behalf of children, youth and families. Classes have included a cross-section of people including teen to grandparents, single moms, dads, couples, those with community leadership experience and those who are just beginning the journey of civic engagement. Selected participants will come together over the 20 weeks of training which includes:
• An initial all day retreat on Saturday January 12, 2013
• Two 10-week series of sessions on Thursday evenings that focus on knowledge about the change process, skill building, and tools of civic engagement
• A day at the state capitol to learn the inner workings of government
• The development of a personal community project
In exchange for free registration, participants give the commitment of time reflected in class attendance and a written community project. Apply online at www.coloradofamilyleadership.com. For more information, or to request a hard copy application to participate in this program, contact Robin Smart at 719-661-4404 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is Dec. 10.