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Family Leadership Training Institute

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The Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) is a 20-week program offered to Jefferson County adults and teens at no cost that develops effective civic leaders for healthy families and communities. FLTI graduates learn how to utilize information and resources, while working together with others of different viewpoints, to improve their communities.

Participants also complete community project as part of the FLTI experience, which provide an opportunity to get hands on experience and network.

View the 2020 class schedule

See a list of community projects by the Class of 2019

The program is free for participants and includes dinner, childcare, and Spanish interpretation during every class.

The Jefferson County Board of Health recently adopted a proclamation connecting citizen’s active engagement in civic life. View the proclamation. 

FLTI graduates Georgina Chavez-Vasquez and Susan Brugman share thoughts on life expectancy discrepancies across Colorado.

Learn more about FLTI Colorado

For more information, contact Kim Massey, Jeffco FLTI Site Coordinator –, 303.271.6635

2018 Jeffco FLTI graduates continue to expand their learning at the Family and Community Leadership Summit. The summit highlighted the current work from the Colorado Office of Health Equity and worked on skills in conflict resolution and using interactive theater techniques to engage productive action in our communities!  

2018 Jeffco FLTI graduates continue to expand their learning at the Family and Community Leadership Summit.


Thank you to our sponsors and donors:

  • Community First Foundation
  • Community Health Foundation
  • CSU Department of Human Development & Family Studies
  • Einstein Bros.
  • Faith Lutheran Health Ministries Team
  • Jefferson County
  • Jefferson County Communities that Care
  • Jefferson County Open Space
  • Jefferson County Public Health
  • King Soopers
  • Lakewood Legacy Foundation
  • LAUNCH Together Jeffco
  • Mountair Christian Church
  • Natural Grocers
  • Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
  • Safeway
  • Starbucks

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Kim Massey, Jeffco FLTI Site Coordinator –, 303.271.6635

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