Future Leaders in Planning
Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) is the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) premier leadership development program for high school students in Northeastern Illinois. At no cost to themselves, teens across the region will become involved in the issues that shape our region and share thoughts with other teens from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. Participants will also meet and interact with selected regional leaders who make key planning decisions in our communities.
Read a recap of the 2016 FLIP program activities, trips and experiences. Learn more in a behind-the-scenes video.
Apply to FLIP
Please share the 2017 Summer FLIP application with local high school students who would like to learn about planning and contribute to a better future for our region. Students can apply on-line at http://cmap.is/FLIPSU17 or by downloading and completing the PDF version of the application. The 2017 Summer FLIP program will run from July 24th through July 29th and applications are due Friday, June 9, 2017. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application by Monday, June 19, 2017.
Teachers, counselors, mentors, or community leaders completing reference forms on behalf of FLIP applicants can do so by filling out the reference form on-line at http://cmap.is/2017FLIPGoogleForm or by downloading the reference form PDF at http://cmap.is/2017FLIPReferenceForm and emailing the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share the FLIP 2017 application with your network by using our Partner Toolkit.
Connect with FLIP
To meet other youth in the region and learn more about past FLIP activities, visit the FLIP Facebook page.
Parents of admitted students for FLIP Summer 2017, please review, sign, and submit the following documents prior to or during the July 15 parent orientation session. You may email signed documents to email@example.com.
The FLIP orientation for the 2017 Summer program will take place on Saturday, July 15. The event will be an open house style that starts at 10:00 am at CMAP offices and is expected to last until 12:00 pm. Please confirm your participation by Wednesday, July 12 to ensure entry through our building's security. Drop in at any time during this two-hour event. RSVP for the Saturday, July 15 FLIP parent orientation
FLIP Final Event
The FLIP Final Even & Open House for the 2017 Summer program will take place on Saturday, July 29. The event will begin at 10:00 am at CMAP offices and is expected to last until 1:00 pm. Please confirm your participation by Wednesday, July 26 to ensure entry through our building's security. RSVP for the Saturday, July 29 FLIP Final Event