The Fontana Leadership Intervention Program (FLIP) is founded upon a partnership between the City of Fontana Police Department, Fontana School Police, and Fontana Unified School District.
The 16-week program offers "at-risk" teenagers an opportunity to experience a unique educational environment which will positively impact the rest of their lives.
Prior to entering the program, potential applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be referred to the program by a parent, school administrator, Child Welfare and Attendance, court or probation
- Be accepted by the Admissions Board
- Parent(s) and the student must attend a parent/student orientation
- Complete and submit a FLIP Referral Application
- Complete and submit a Parent Request for Assistance - English or Parent Request for Assistance - Spanish
FLIP Referral Applications and Parent Request for Assistance forms will be accepted at the Fontana Unified School District Police Department. Please fill out and mail, fax or deliver the application to:
Fontana Unified School District Police Department
Attn: Officer C. Gonzales
9680 Citrus Avenue, Bldg. 20
Fontana, CA 92335
Ph: (909) 357-7600 Ext. 29073
Fax: (909) 357-7554
Once the applicant has been accepted and the parent and student have attended orientation, information will be provided to the parent(s) regarding the program start date.
Students enrolled in FLIP will be required to attend 16, eight-hour classes held at the Fontana Unified School District on consecutive Saturdays. These training classes will focus on topics which include:
- Violence prevention
- Drug and alcohol resistance
- Leadership skill development
The course curriculum will be facilitated by high-quality instructors and include field trips to enhance education at various locations. In addition, participants will attend daily morning meetings with the school resource officer assigned to their respective schools and be subject to other opportunities for team building.
Upon successful completion of the FLIP program, students will participate in a formal graduation ceremony which will include a keynote address by a recognized community leader.
Graduates in high school will also earn five elective credits toward graduation and become part of an on-going partnership to help ensure their future success.
The mission of the Fontana Leadership Intervention Program is to bring about a lasting, life-altering and positive change in the attitude and behavior of participants.
The mission will be accomplished via the success triad of education, leadership, and self-actualization.
The Fontana Police Department, Fontana Unified School District, and Corporate Partners will provide an education rich environment dedicated to building the next generation of community leaders.