City Leaders Program
AWAKENING POTENTIAL AND PREPARING FOR LIFE
FLOC’s City Leaders Program (formerly known as the Scholars Program) serves students in grades 8-12 and college by helping them gain the skills needed to graduate from high school, pursue higher education, and succeed in college and career.
Despite the uncertainty of COVID-19, FLOC has put a plan in place to ensure that our students continue to receive the support they need through distance learning. In following with health and safety guidelines, FLOC’s Spring Neighborhood Tutoring Program and City Leaders Program will be going virtual.
Click here to learn more about FLOC’s Spring Virtual Learning Program.
100% on-time graduation of our high school seniors
78% attendance in our middle school and high school Scholars Programs
The Scholars Program retained 85% of our students in middle school, high school and postsecondary throughout the school year
80% of Scholars in middle school, high school and postsecondary returned for another year of program
PREPARING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE & LIFE
In the City Leaders Program’s project-based workshops, students explore the intersections of STEM and the Arts as they related to a broader annual theme. For the 2018-19 school year, the theme was Food Justice. Throughout the program, students explore ways to positively impact their neighborhood and community while working towards completing a capstone project.
Students earn community service hours and acquire the skills necessary to become leaders in their neighborhoods and communities. Professional coaches lead students in projects that are designed for students to engage both their peers and community. These projects often take advantage of FLOC’s connections with local universities, cultural institutions, businesses, and other organizations, and open young minds to the wider world around them.
Once per week, 12th grade students work one-on-one with college and career readiness coaches to complete college applications, fill out FAFSA forms, and identify relevant scholarship opportunities. Students also work on career exploration and workforce development to ensure that students are prepared to transition out of high school no matter what path they choose.
100% of City Leaders Program students graduate from high school.
Once per week, students in 10th through 12th grade have the opportunity to work with SAT Prep tutors in small groups to strengthen their understanding of critical SAT components. Program participants take a number of mock SAT exams in preparation for the exams proctored by The College Board. Students are matched with trained tutors that guide them through test-taking skills and major SAT concepts.
SAT courses are offered through a partnership with Prep Matters. FLOC can also assist families with applying for SAT test fee waivers.
Academic and career challenges do not end with high school, and neither do FLOC programs. Students enrolled in the City Leaders Postsecondary Program continue to receive support and guidance as they navigate their college or vocational school experience. FLOC supports postsecondary scholars with:
- Individualized Academic Guidance
- Professional Development Workshops
- Encouragement to join campus social activities and perform community service
- FLOC Alumni social gatherings
- Exam Care Packages
THE FRED TAYLOR SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund, a For Love of Children endowment, was created to support economically disadvantaged youth on the path to successful completion of a postsecondary education.
The fund was created to honor FLOC’s founding director, Fred Taylor, who recognized the transformative power of education to break the cycle of poverty. Fred envisioned a community in which every young person is empowered to discover and nurture unique talents; graduate from high school; earn a postsecondary degree; and thrive as contributing members of their communities.
FLOC has awarded more than $300,000 in higher education scholarships since 2000.