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Apply for Family Leadership Training Institute class

EAGLE COUNTY — Applications for the 2014 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 course 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 policy makers, the media, and the community, about the needs of their members.

Each year this opportunity is offered to 25 participants who selected based on their availability and readiness to work effectively on behalf of children, youth and families. Previous classes have included a cross-section of people including teens, grandparents, single moms, dads, couples, those with community leadership experience and others who have never been involved in community projects.

The 20 weeks of training includes:

• An initial all-day retreat.

• Two 10-week series of sessions on Monday evenings that focus on knowledge about the change process, skill building, and tools of civic engagement.

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• 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 their time, both in class attendance and completing a written community project. To learn more, go to To request a hard copy application, call Meighen Lovelace, 970-389-2720. The application deadline is Nov. 6.

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