“The challenges we faced in our past do not have to define our tomorrow. Rather, it's the steps we take and the decisions we make TODAY that prepare us to be an effective LEADER now and in the FUTURE.” - Christopher H. White
Future Leaders Today is a mentoring program for high school freshmen founded in 2015 in direct response to the growing number of young people that are either falling through the cracks at high schools and/or not connected in any way to school education, activities and programs. Our unique mentoring club program approach seeks to engage youth and foster a commitment to servant leadership growth and provide a vision of hope in their future via involvement and success in their local school activities and community.
Our collaborative approach allows the school administration to identify and encourage those "on the bubble" youth who may be going through challenges in life that are impeding their ability to experience an effective connection to peers, transition to education, school involvement and career success in their young adulthood. FLT's programs offer a positive support system of direction and hope via servant leadership life/career skill development and networking connections.
The mission of Future Leaders Today is to provide first-year high school students with the training and mentorship to better connect and engage with their high schools and communities, and to encourage each student to consider becoming servant leaders in the future. This is achieved through the pursuit of the following principles:
Grades and Involvement: An individual’s college and career opportunities increase as their grades and involvement in school programs and clubs increase.
Servant Leadership: The effective leaders of the future will be focused on the success of those they both oversee and work with.
Honesty and Integrity: A foundation of honesty, integrity, and trust are at the root of any effective relationship, no matter the age.
Relationships: Simply put, life is about relationships. FLT seeks to help empower and encourage youth to see “beyond themselves.” Students should be provided with a resource to develop constructive, connective relationships within their school and community (clubs, with fellow students, school administration, local business leaders, etc.), which will ultimately be essential to their success.
Future Leaders Today (FLT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit serving high schools in the Southeastern PA area.