The Family Leadership Institute

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The Family Leadership Institute (FLI) is a multifaceted educational curriculum focused on providing families with the knowledge, tools and inspiration to help their children succeed in school and in life.

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The Family Leadership Institute has been recognized by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) Department of Education as one of the three “Best Practices” parent programs in the country.

Originally designed as a culture-specific program for parents of first- and second-generation children, the FLI program has evolved into a curriculum that helps families of diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds grow as individuals, parents and leaders.

Ten-Step Approach to Parental Involvement

Through a series of ten modules, parents are provided the skills, abilities, and attitudes necessary to enhance their effectiveness as role models for their children.

Parents are also encouraged to become engaged in their child’s education in an effort to achieve academic success.

FLI Parent Graduation

The final element of the Family Leadership Institute is a graduation ceremony for parents who have actively participated in the program (criteria for graduation is determined by the school district).

Certificates are given to each qualified parent and a keynote address is given by either the facilitator of the program or an administrator of the local school district.

Family Leadership Institute Testimonials

“The FLI caught my attention because I didn’t have much communication with my husband and now we talk more and we have a better relationship with our daughter who also has changed positively in her way of being and now has better grades.”

Margarita Alvarez, Las Vegas FLI Parent Graduate

“As family participation in the educational lives of our children increased, so did the improvement in student achievement in the classroom. The reception to the FLI training was unbelievable. New community leaders emerged. Our Latino population gained a voice. New Latino businesses were opened in town. Student achievement in school improved. A community once divided became whole.”

Dr. Gene Schmidt, Superintendent, Bridgeport School District

Founded by Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

consuelo's grade school photoBorn and raised along the border in a small barrio in Laredo, Texas, Family Leadership Institute Founder, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, is all too familiar with the challenges of poverty, discrimination and illiteracy. Although she grew up without material wealth, she was taught by her immigrant parents that she was rich in culture, tradition, values and faith.

As a grassroots activist, Consuelo saw first-hand the challenges that many families were facing. She knew that they needed to take their communities back, so she created the Family Leadership Institute curriculum.

To date, the Family Leadership Institute has graduated over 2,000 parents and is currently helping families succeed in several states across the U.S.

For information, please contact Cynthia Rocha at: (888) 354-4747, or contact us here.