Twelve Lake County Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) participants visited the State Capitol on Monday, Sept. 14. Participants met with Senator Kerry Donovan, representatives from the Office of Legislative Legal Services, the Joint Budget Committee, and The Colorado Trust. They also received a tour of the State Capitol from the Chief Sergeant-at-Arms. For many participants, this was their first visit to Colorado’s Golden Dome.
The FLTI is a “first of its kind family civics program” in which families spend 120 hours learning to become effective leaders in their communities. The goals of the FLTI are to effect positive family leadership development by:
- Helping families become leaders in their communities through civic engagement
- Expanding and facilitating the capacity of families to be change agents on a neighborhood, regional and state level;
- Developing supportive communities of families within regions of the state;
- Facilitating family involvement in state and local policy decision-making processes;
- Increasing parent-child interaction through family involvement.
This is the first FLTI class to be offered in Lake County. The class is currently being offered in Spanish and will be offered again in 2016 in English and Spanish. Lake County’s FLTI is being offered through a partnership between Full Circle and Lake County Build a Generation, with funding from The Colorado Trust.
Cooper’s Annual Meeting Scheduled for October 24
The Annual Cooper Community Gathering will be held from 1-3pm on Saturday, October 24th. Presentations will be given by Chairman John Clapper and President/GM Dan Torsell on the “State of Cooper,” with refreshments to be served. All community members are welcome, and encouraged to attend!