Our Stories

The Circle Poem

By Paul Jackson I have volunteered at FLOC as an after school tutor and have served on FLOC’s board since mid-2016.  Tutoring at FLOC has been an amazing and transformative experience for me. The most important thing I have learned about tutoring is that, if you can develop…

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Leaders in Action Get Our Feet Moving

By: David Hartness Leaders in Action (LIA) program as part of FLOC Outdoor Education Center (OEC) in West Virginia has been active the last few weeks as our students learn about healthy living and becoming more engaged in the community. LIA students from both Charles Town…

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FLOC Holiday Party

This past Saturday, students from all sites were invited to FLOC HQ for our student holiday party sponsored by The Meltzer Group. Students celebrated the holiday season by icing cupcakes, decorating mugs, and making lip balm stocking stuffers, to name a few of the many…

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FLOC Holiday Letter

December 2018 Dear Friend, As the new Executive Director of For Love of Children (FLOC), I write this letter to you today with gratitude.  Every day I watch our students gain confidence in their math and reading skills, earn acceptance into colleges they never thought…

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Forensic FLOC Friday

On November 2nd, we welcomed our students and families to take part of our first ever FLOC Friday! In partnership with the National Law Enforcement Museum, students participated in a Fingerprints and Impressions workshop, where they were exposed to this sub-field of Forensic Science! During…

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Leaders In Action at the OEC

By Deidra Goodwin At the Outdoor Education Center, we speak challenge. Sometimes the ways we encourage our Leaders in Action students to challenge themselves is in action, other times it is in thought. This academic year we have been taking both those approaches, true to…

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Why I Support FLOC

By Matt Blocher (board member) Why Do I Support FLOC? For many years before I had children, I spent a lot of my free time volunteering for various organization, including leading the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee at my firm.  Despite the fact that I knew…

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FLOC’s New Executive Director

On behalf of the FLOC Board of Directors, we are pleased to formally announce that Brandelyn Anderson had been selected as FLOC’s new Executive Director. Brandelyn, formerly FLOC’s Director of Programs has over 15 years of experience in youth education and afterschool programming. After graduating…

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Introducing Our New CLP Intern, Latisha

The City Leaders Program team recently got an exciting new addition to the family– an amazing, high school intern, Latisha. She will be joining us for the rest of the year until her graduation from high school in May. We are excited to welcome Latisha…

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Read-A-Thon

FLOC’s 2018-2019 school year has begun, and we are excited to share with you all the wonderful things our students are working on. This year, we are launching our FLOC Read-A-Thon! Our FLOC Read-A-Thon will take place from October 2nd to November 2nd. This means that…

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