Remembering Those

As we reflect this Memorial Day, it’s the perfect time to remember those who have made a difference in our lives as well as in our country and the world. When words just aren’t enough, and yesterday’s acts of heroism, kindness or fond memories still resonate today, touch the life of One through giving a gift of remembrance..

At FLC, we understand the significance that various people and events have in impacting and shaping our lives. After all, our passion of changing the world one child and one family at a time ultimately starts with one. Who is that one person that made a profound impact in your life?.

Now you have the opportunity to be that one for someone else! Commemorate those important people and events in your life; celebrate your or a loved one’s birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion; and at the same time make a difference in the life of One by supporting FLC programs..

Your gift is tax deductible. But most importantly, you will have the satisfaction of giving hope and empowerment to a child and a family.

Visit our website to offer your rememberance gift today.



Congratulations to our 2012 Graduates!

Katherine and Gabi with their family at their Centaurus High School Graduation. Katerine is off to Cornell University and Gabi is off to Harvard University in the fall. They worked hard during high school , had tremenous support from family and were involved in numerous community service projects. They are a true inspirtation and we are so proud.

A special congratulations to all of our graduating high school and college graduates. We wish you well as you begin the next charter in your lives!

Summer can be a time of adventure, fun vacations, and filled with academic enrichments, especially if you are child whose family has the economic means to afford these opportunities.

Research shows that for children living in poverty and without adequate economic resources, summer can be a time of poor nutrition, because there are no school lunches, and a time when these children lose academic ground that they can’t afford lose.This puts them futher behind at the beginning of the new school year.

For 31 years the Famly Learning Center has provided children and youth in need academic and enrichment opportunities over the summer months. In addition, we provide these students with at least one nuritious meal per day. At the end of each summer before our students return to school in the fall we give each child a new backpack and school supplies.

We need and depend on the community’s generousity in sponsorships to cover the cost of providing academic insturction in math, science, language arts, social studies, foriegn language, accreadited classes through Boulder Valley School District and community service opportunities for elementary through high school students.

We hope this summer you will open your hearts and sponsor at least one student at $100.00 per week, $600.00 for six weeks per student and or any other amount that fits in your budget. You can make your contribution at

Thank you for your support and partnership in changing a life and the future!

Reduce Student Stress and Excel in School

“As educational requirements get more stringent in all levels of education, students everywhere experience considerable school stress. Here are some student stress relief tips and tools that students can use to learn study skills, prepare for exams and minimize their school stress levels to make learning easier, including an explanation of the importance of student stress management, and resources to help you reduce the school stress you experience.” Check out more on how to reduce student stress @

Sponsor a Child for the Pre-Collegiate Academic Summer Program!

The Family Learning Center’s preschool and high school graduate, Pati, in the green jacket holding her daughter, finishes her freshman year at the University of Colorado. She made the Dean’s Honor Roll both semesters. In addition to her studies and being a mother , she found time to join CU’s Pi Lambda Chi Alphs Chapter. Also, she volunteers at The Family Learning Center, helping other students master the skills they need to pursue their dreams of a college education.

You can help other successful students like Pati. Children and families with limited incomes cannot afford to participate in needed summer academic experiences. Research tells us that low income children lose the most ground academically during the summer months. This summer the Family Learning Center has over 200 students who need financial assistance. You can make a difference in their lives by sponsoring one student this summer. Your sponsorship will allow that child to continue to master math, writing, reading, science, and spelling skills, as well as participate in leadership, team building, entrepreneurail activities and cultural and recreational activities. Sponsor one student for the seven week pre-collegiate academic six week summer program for $700 or sponsor one student at $100 per week. After all, you may be sponsoring our next CU graduate.

Visit us online at  to make a donation. Tell others about this great opportunity to sponsor a child this summer. The future for these children is now. Connect with us on Facebook  and at Twitter

Thank You for supporting The Family Learning Centerfor over 31 years.

Graduation is in the Air!

Spring is in the air and graduation is right around the corner. The Family Learning Center’s seniors are busy finishing up their classes, attending prom, and deciding what college they will attend or what career they will choose after graduation. To date, many of our seniors have received college acceptance letters from the following colleges and universities: Harvard, Middlebury, Dartmouth, Occidental, University of Colorado, University of Southern California, Cornell, and Front Range Community College.

This is an exciting time for all of us at the FLC because our seniors will be graduating and the fruits of our labor start to emerge. For the first time in our 31 year history, we have a student, Gabriela Weldon, that has been accepted to Harvard. As our semi-finalist for the Daniels Fund Scholarship, Gabi and her sister, who was accepted into Cornell University, have worked very hard throughout their school years. Their parents, especially their mother, are superstars.

The FLC is all about student, parent, and family empowerment . We know that when children have strong supportive parents and enriched home environments they excel. Some families need more help than others and we are extremely proud to have played a part in their success.

Our programs do make a difference! Sponsor a child in our summer program! Let’s see more success stories! Visit our website at . Let’s see more lives changed!

Failure is the Platform to Success

Failure is the platform to success for many who have risen to the top. As parents it’s important to give your child the freedom to try and the freedom to fail. “I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.” Robert H. Schuller. Give your child freedom to fail. You never know how that can help him succeed later on!

New Life and New Beginnings

As springtime is budding and new life is bursting forth, it’s also a symbolic time for new life and new beginnings. What a great time to give another a “new life and a new beginning”. At The Family Learning Center we are all about this. Invest in a child this spring, or sponsor a child for our summer programs and help create a new life and beginning for one. Visit our website at  to make this happen.

Are rewards effective in trying to motivate my child?

There has been a debate as to whether rewards should be used when motivating a child. Dr. James Dobson, founder and chairman of Focus on the Family, addresses the topic in a brief quoted summary.

“It is unfortunate, however, that one of our most effective teaching tools is often rejected because of what I would consider to be a misunderstanding of terms. Our entire society is established on a system of rewards, yet we don’t want to apply them where they are needed most: with young children. As adults, we go to work each day and receive a paycheck every other Friday. Getting out of bed each morning and meeting the requirements of a job are thereby rewarded. Medals are given to brave soldiers, plaques are awarded to a successful business people, and watches are presented to retiring employees. Rewards make responsible effort worthwhile.

The main reason for the overwhelming success of capitalism is that hard work and personal discipline are rewarded materially. The great weakness of socialism is the absence of reinforcement; why should a person struggle to achieve if there is nothing special to be gained? This system is a destroyer of motivation, yet some parents seem to feel it is the only way to approach children. They expect little Marvin to carry responsibility simply because it is noble for him to do so. They want him to work and learn and sweat for the sheer joy of personal accomplishment. He isn’t going to buy it!”
Do you agree or disagree?