The Future Leaders Program (FLP) provides academic resources and leadership training to deserving students from the Dallas Independent School District (DISD). Founded in 2001 by the Brewer Foundation (formerly, the Bickel & Brewer Foundation,) the program has been recognized by both the Texas State Board of Education and the Texas Governorâ??s Office, and has now emerged as a national model of public-private partnership. The FLP works with 21 DISD partner schools and serves approximately 400 DISD students and FLP graduates now attending college. The program is available to its student participants free of charge. The FLP provides academic resources and leadership development training to select students, ages 10 - 18, from economically challenged neighborhoods in South Dallas, Oak Cliff, and West Dallas. Students are chosen for the FLP based on their scholastic aptitude, school attendance, civic involvement, and leadership potential.