FLIP Partner Toolkit

Future Leaders in Planning -- Partner Toolkit

Thank you for helping us share the Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) 2018 application and program with high school students in your area. This page includes text you can use in your school or organization’s newsletter, by e-mail, or on social media to help spread the word by the application deadline of May 7, 2018. You can also share a printed version of the FLIP application or poster with your school, organization, or community.

Newsletter or Facebook blurb

Apply today to be a Future Leader in Planning 

Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) is the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s (CMAP) leadership development program for high school students in northeastern Illinois.

At no cost to themselves, teens across the region will learn about urban planning, solve real-world problems, take field trips, and get involved in issues that shape our region with other students 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. The week-long summer program is an excellent opportunity for young adults to make their voice heard for the future of the region as CMAP develops its next comprehensive plan, ON TO 2050, which is scheduled for adoption in October.

Local high school students looking for an enriching experience can fill out the 2018 Summer FLIP application and watch a behind-the-scenes video to see how previous students have helped contribute to the future of the Chicago region. Applications must be submitted, postmarked, or emailed by Monday, May 7, 2018. For more information about the 2018 Summer FLIP Program, please visit http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/involvement/flip.



  • High school students interested in making their community better - @ONTO2050 is now taking applications for #FLIP2018 http://cmap.is/FLIP
  • Spend a week learning what urban planners do for our region and how you can help. Apply for #FLIP2018 http://cmap.is/FLIP
  • #FLIP2018 is designed to bring high school students together to address key issues for our region’s future. Apply now. http://cmap.is/FLIP
  • Help create the kind of Chicago region you want to live and work in when you grow up #FLIP2018 http://cmap.is/FLIP
  • Today’s high school students will be leading our region in 2050. Apply by May 7 to help @ONTO2050 plan the future #FLIP2018 http://cmap.is/FLIP