Dallas ISD and the Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program have agreed to continue their collaborative mission to further students’ education by providing access to free learning enrichment resources for another five years.
The Brewer Foundation founded The Future Leaders Program in 2001 and works with 21 DISD partner schools, serving hundreds of students from ages 10 to 18, most whom are minorities and come from urban communities within Dallas.
The public-private partnership is the only one of its kind in the state bringing together staff from DISD and area private schools including St. Mark’s School of Texas, The Hockaday School, Episcopal School of Dallas, and Greenhill School.
“The public-private partnership is the only one of its kind in the state bringing together staff from DISD and area private schools.”
Designed as an academic and leadership development program, the FLP’s curriculum supplements materials in students’ core subjects such as English, mathematics, and computer science. Students also receive guidance on college preparation and readiness. High school students can attend a summer workshop concentrated on honing their practical skills and on developing goal plans for their futures.
Many FLP students have gone on to attend accredited, four-year institutions of higher education, receiving scholarship and award offers.
“The FLP embraces the ideal that our city’s future is hugely impacted by opportunities offered to the students of Dallas ISD,” said the school district’s superintendent Michael Hinojosa in a release. “This program proves that we can create opportunities for students to help ensure a bright future for each of them and for Dallas. Hopefully, this will inspire others to support our students in meaningful ways.”