Meet new people, share ideas, build your leadership skills and put them into practice through public speaking, collaboration and project-based learning in Future Leaders of the World—FLOW!

Put democracy into action! This program challenges youth to take an active role in political processes, experience civics through active engagement in democratic activities outside the classroom, and transform schools, neighborhoods and cities through their insight and expertise.

FLOW highlights include:

  • Youth Policy Making
  • Community Problem Solving
  • Soapbox Speech Competition & Book Publishing
  • Electoral Participation
  • Historical Youth Activism
  • Field Trips

FLOW Schedule
September 30th Team-building Retreat
October-February Class meets twice a week, 4-6:30 pm
November 16th Soapbox Speech Competition
March 2018 Youth Solutions Congress & Book release party

FLOW Locations  FLOW Class 5 will be held at three (3) community-based sites in the MyCom network.

FLOW Eligibility  The program is open to students in grades 8-12 who are residents of Cuyahoga County. The program is free, and students receive a stipend for participating.

FLOW Registration  Please complete and return the application by September 22 to: Neighborhood Leadership Institute, 5246 Broadway Ave., Cleveland OH 44127, or via email,

For more information: Contact FLOW Program Coordinator Juan Goodwin. You can reach Juan at (216) 220-7163, or by email,


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