The mission of Future Leaders of Irving (FLI) is to identify, educate, and develop our local youth to become future business and civic leaders.
Senior high school youth are chosen by their counselors from all Irving ISD high schools, Stonegate, North Hills Preparatory and Ranchview High School to participate in our program. Each month youth are released from school to participate in learning sessions and field experiences with prominent leaders in the city of Irving
Non-Profit Day: Students meet with key Irving leaders in the non-profit sector and visit feature non-profit ventures in Irving such as The Irving YMCA, Irving Cares& The Main Place Clothing Closet
Government Day: Students visit City Hall & The Fire Academy to be inspired by our local government officials including: Police Chief Boyd, Fire Chief Molina, City Manager Tommy Gonzalez, and Mayor Gears
Transportation & Infrastructure Day: An exciting day of tours to DFW Airport and the NEW Convention Center along with motivation from State Representative Linda Harper Brown , DART officials, DFW Airport key personnel, and Maura Gast ICVB Executive Director
Private Sector & Technology Day: Participants get a peek into private sector with past tours include: Verizon, NEC, Aviall, and the Irving Las-Colinas Chamber of Commerce. Students also visit with John Drake, President of the Irving Health Care Foundation, to find out how philanthropy helps Irving citizens in need. Following this participants are recognized as official graduates of the Future Leaders of Irving Program and awarded with tokens of our appreciation for their hard work.
*Our Partners include: Irving Las-Colinas Chamber of Commerce, Irving ISD, U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Mexico Education Foundation, & The City of Irving
View our 2011-2012 Brochure
See what the U.S. Chamber has to say about our program
View a feature story from the Irving Las-Colinas Chamber of Commerce