Future Leaders Apprenticeship Program (FLAP)
FLAP was established to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to:
and find a full-time job after completion of the program.
Enhance a reconnection to society
through networking and the development of workplace and interpersonal relationships.
Build a sense of empowerment
through the application of new skills.
in themselves and their colleagues.
Advocate for policy reform
that supports individuals serving extreme sentences, their families, and their communities.
My experience as an apprentice in FLAP has been amazing. It gives you the tools you need in the workplace, at a pace that anyone can learn. I have learned how to build relationships, which is one of the most important experiences for me!
Demetrius Jackson, Current FLAP Apprentice
FLAP is an amazing program that creates opportunities for individuals returning home after serving lengthy sentences to experience and acquire the tools they need in order to prepare themselves to figure out what they want to do in life … I was not expecting FLAP to help me with my confidence and help me to believe in myself.
Maurice Hughes, Outreach Coordinator-Uptown People’s Law Center, FLAP Graduate
FLAP gave me the opportunity to find my voice, and confidence to know how to address issues dealing with our criminal legal system and our youth. Knowing that my work in Springfield affects all incarcerated individuals gives me great inspiration.
James Swansey, Policy Manager-Restore Justice, FLAP Graduate