Future Leaders of America is aware that there are many circumstances that keep Latino families from accessing higher education. Through our Family Leadership Conference FLA youth and parents are given the opportunity to learn about the importance of higher education, being an advocate for your children and building positive family communication. This three day weekend experience is hosted locally in the Santa Barbara Mountains and hosts children, students parents and grandparents with childcare available throughout the entire weekend. This conference is completely in Spanish and seeks to build bridges between the Latino community and the educational system in the United States. Themes for the weekend include mental health & wellbeing, communication, community engagement, college admissions, funding higher education, self esteem and cultural activities.