The Future Leaders Initiative High School (FLI HS) program offers an opportunity for high school seniors to build skills in a structured program that assists with their transition to college and beyond. FLI HS is a prerequisite for the Future Leaders Initiative (FLI) college program

BENEFITS of students participating in this program as a senior include…
  • receiving support when transitioning to life beyond high school
  • acquiring college, career, and life skills to be successful adults and professionals


Scholars must participate in the following three program areas to successfully complete the FLI HS program and qualify for the FLI (college) program.

Peer Advising Sessions:

Participants are paired with peer advisors who are Concept graduates that are currently college students or have graduated with a degree. Peer advising pairings are determined based on the participant’s career interest.

A majority of FLI HS participants are first-generation college students; therefore, peer advisors play a pivotal role in a participant’s life by providing advice and resources on college and careers that they might not have access to at home.

Online Workshops:

Participants attend online college and career workshops. The workshop topics are determined based on student feedback.


Workshops assist with college and career preparation. The participants will receive insight from professionals and learn about topics that are not typically covered in a high school curriculum. View previous Online Workshops here.

online workshops

Progress Meetings:

Participants join two online meetings with the Program Officer at the end of each semester to evaluate their program participation, answer any questions, and provide program feedback.
Progress meetings offer academic and personal support. The meetings will help students enhance their communication with the Program Officer, improve their understanding of the program, and feel motivated to continue program participation.


Iara Arai Kirchner
FLI HS Program Officer

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