How It Works
annual program and beyond
Each cohort of our Future Leaders participates in a year-long program focused on civic engagement, leadership development, and college preparation. The year kicks off with a weeklong program during the summer, during which the entire floChicago cohort lives on campus at the University of Chicago. Through field trips, activities, workshops, and discussions, students explore the issues facing Chicago and the possible solutions to these issues, while also honing their own leadership skills. The cohort continues to convene throughout their senior year to build upon what they have learned. Once graduated, the students join our network of floChicago alumni, and continue to have opportunities for support and involvement. Thanks to the generosity of our partners, the program is offered at no cost to the participants.