PARENT RESOURCES

So, your teen wants to go on a FLO...

DiscoverU is here to help!

Why FLOs?

FLOs position students to take “healthy risks,” by having to apply, gain acceptance to, and participate in novel social and intellectual challenges outside of their comfort zone. FLO participation propels students to develop not only a much broader worldview, but also the personal, social, and emotional skills and attitudes necessary for college and life success.

Top 5 Reasons Your Teen Should Attend a FLO

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Students develop social & emotional Skills necessary for success

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Students gain early exposure to college life

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Students gain exposure to careers through hands-on learning

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The FLO application process purposely mirrors the college application process

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Experiences help students stand out in college applications!

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How can you help your teen participate in a FLO?

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MEET YOUR STUDENT'S FLO ADVISOR

MEET YOUR STUDENT'S FLO ADVISOR

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REMIND YOUR STUDENT OF THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION

Students will need to check their email regularly, respond to emails, return forms, and keep in touch with DiscoverU and the FLO program throughout the process.

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ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENT TO APPLY

Have a conversation about the value of FLOs, and look through the portal for an opportunity that fits your student's interests.  Once they've decided to apply, ask them about progress and deadlines.

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HELP YOUR STUDENT BRAINSTORM SOLUTIONS

All FLOs require some kind of transportation and many have associated costs.  You may not be able to drive or pay, but you can help your student explore alternate solutions, such as carpooling and fundraising strategies.

Check out our FLO Gallery