Blacks In Government Region I is now recruiting middle and high school students to participate in its Future Leaders in America’s Government (FLAG) Program. The FLAG program will provide opportunities for youth to grow socially, intellectually, and emotionally. The program is designed to successfully meet developmental needs of youth and help them become productive citizens. The FLAG program utilizes the talents and skills of BIG members as mentors to help youth transition from adolescence to adulthood. In line with BIG’s preamble, this program will help ensure that our youth will have the opportunity for full, complete and equitable access to jobs, education, advancement, housing and health services.
We have designed the program around five critical areas that will help prepare our youth to reach their full potential—mentorship; financial literary and leadership training; career training and education; pre-professional career opportunities; and scholarship opportunities. BIG has collaborated with the Roxbury Boys and Girls Club and the Mildred Avenue Community Center to operate this program.
BIG has partnered with community organizations, government agencies, corporations, businesses, and other stakeholders to provide youth with opportunities that foster academics, leadership development, personal growth, and life skills.
This program meets monthly from October through May (unless otherwise notified). Students interested in participating should complete the attached application and submit it by October 30, 2013. Applications will be reviewed and students accepted into the program will be notified. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Best at KathyBIGBoston@gmail.com.