FL Impact Strategy: Community Checklist Checklist to Start a FL Community

5 STEP ACTION PLAN to enable communities to achieve sustainable impactA Single Active Citizen -> 5 Young Leaders ->25 Empowered Young People -> Build an impactful Local Community

Enabling Communities to Achieve Impact

FL members around the world recognize their responsibility for creating sustainable impact. The ability to ensure global development begins in local communities. By developing FL Communities that will provide relevant, needs-based actions and solutions to community problems FL will not only attract those assisted directly by the project but also those interested in belonging to an community known for creating sustainable impact. Your passion, action and results will keep your community at the front of others’ minds and

Build an Impactful position FL as the community that unites all sectors of society to create sustainable impact.

Before You Start

Identify the Community

Determine if you will target a community where FL exists, or a community where FL does not exist to create sustainable impact. To achieve lasting impact, we must examine and understand the needs of the community. Therefore this step requires active citizens to analyze internally and externally to prepare themselves to address community’s challenges.

Connect with Community Stakeholders

Enabling a community to achieve sustainable impact requires young active citizens and community support. To find such resources, one must immerse oneself in the community, identifying stakeholders who can connect you to young leaders and sources of support. Meet with individuals from all sectors to begin building relationships that will lead to sustainable impact.

Engage Young Community Leaders

Enabling a community to achieve sustainable impact requires a core group of passionate individuals who can ensure momentum is not lost in the community. These “young community leaders” will be the foundation from which the Community is built and developed. These motivated leaders can bring a fresh perspective and new energy that will engage and empower other young active citizens to join.

Unite Active Citizens

Once the foundation for a strong Community is established, it is time to work with the young leaders to promote the opportunity to create positive change. Encourage them to go five for five, each bringing five active citizens to unite through an empowering event, which will inspire them to take actions that create sustainable impact.

Build an Impactful FL Community

With strong, committed leaders and a passionate group of motivated members, you are ready to strengthen the Community both within the local and global community. Using the FL Framework as a guide, these empowered young people are prepared to take action that will unite all sectors of society to create sustainable impact in their community.

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