INLAND EMPIRE FUTURE LEADERS PROGRAM
Over the past thirty-six years, the Inland Empire Future Leaders Program (IEFLP) has provided summer leadership development conferences for almost 4,300 Latino eighth- and ninth-grade students from throughout the Inland Empire. The week-long sessions include training in leadership, campaign processes, cultural awareness, college preparation, career choices, citizenship responsibilities, financial literacy, and public speaking. The sessions are dynamic, intensive and fun-filled, but more importantly, we encourage students to strive for academic excellence and to contribute to their schools and community through personal involvement.
The IEFLP Summer Leadership conference is a six-day, overnight conference for eighth- and ninth-grade students that will take place in Idyllwild, CA at the Idyllwild Pines Camp and Conference Center. A nominal $40 fee is requested per participant to help cover costs of the conference t-shirt, conference picture, and other items. (The fee is payable only after a student is accepted to participate.)
Four-year follow-up surveys have indicated that the leadership experience leaves a lasting impression and that it does indeed effectively and positively influence the students. The surveys also indicate a 99 percent high school graduation rate and a 90 percent college-going rate for students participating in the program.
The IEFLP Leadership Conference staff consists entirely of volunteers. All expenses to date have been paid through donations from individuals and organizations.
Art Arzola Inland Empire Future Leaders Scholarship
The Art Arzola Inland Empire Future Leaders Scholarship will award a $1500 scholarship to deserving IEFL Alumni who have served as staff members and who will be enrolled as 1st or 2nd year college students in Fall, 2020. Access the application here. This scholarship is only open to IEFLP Alumni who have served as IEFLP staff members.
Application deadline is June 16th, 2020. Please share this information.