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Our Non-Profit Agency

Mission:  To provide young people and adults with skills that empower them to set goals, become effective leaders, pursue economic well-being and make healthy choices.

Making A Difference In...

Kansas City, MO 

Kansas City, KS

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Making A Difference In...

Arlington, TX 

Dallas, TX

Fort Worth, TX

Crowley, TX

Other Counties in the DFW Metroplex

Slogan:  Leaders Are Like EAGLES Soaring To Reach The Top

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   Executive Director Message

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Future Leaders Outreach Network (FLON), founded by Dr. Diana E. Clemons, is a nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status under IRS code 501 (c) (3).  FLONs headquarters is in Kansas City, MO with two regional offices, located in Kansas City, KS and Arlington, TX. 

FLON was established in Kansas City, MO in 1996 and funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, then incorporated in 1999. The targeted population then as now is teens, young adults, their parents and other caring adults.

​Our agency has served over 377,000 teens, young adults, their parents, and other caring adults, who have participated in various program activities across seven states, including the District of Columbia..


Of the 377,000, approximately 275,000 people successfully completed the Pursuing MY Dreams (PMD) curriculum courses which includes career exploration, unlocking MY potential, job readiness, financial literacy, leadership development and introduction to entrepreneurship.  Prevention is the cornerstone of our programs. Prevention from the use and abuse of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, involvement in any type of violence, and prevention from teen pregnancy.   

we have set new goals for FLON. Over the next 2 years, we look forward to recruiting 3,000 young people and adults to participate in the Pursuing MY Dreams In MY Neighborhood - I Can Do It Initiative.  By December 31, 2024, we want to see people enroll in programs that strengthen their families, homes, blocks, neighborhoods, schools, churches, and communities. 

This Initiative brings us the opportunity to grow our own leaders, entrepreneurs, first responders, and neighborhood builders.  We hope that after you read information about the Young Leaders of Distinction (YLOD) and the YouLEAD program, utilizing Educational - Virtual Reality (E-VR)  Technology , you will contact us to learn more about our programs, get involved as a volunteer, a sponsor, make a donation, to be a part of helping to equip our young people to "Pursue their Dreams." 

     Thank you for joining me, 

          Dr. Diana E. Clemons 


Vision and Values

  • Be Committed

  • Be Accountable

  • Be Respectful

  • Be Engaged

  • Work Hard

  • Have Fun

  • Spirit of Excellence

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Seeking Board Members, who

C.A.R.E. (Committed, Accountable, Responsible, Engaged)


Future Leaders Outreach Network (FLON) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to ensuring that FLON's board members (9)  care and have a passion to provide a proposed model program for young people, their parents, and other caring adults.  While this position is unpaid monetarily, the rewards are great. 

​FLON strives to support and promote excellence in board service and is the premier source of cutting-edge thinking, a trendsetter for developing innovative life-changing programs and resources related to nonprofit board recruitment.

​The FLON Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sectors who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. 

Our board members champion the importance of exceptional board leadership and believe that each and every organization needs a strong and effective board to fully realize its potential for good.


In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a board member, our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and are fully engaged in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for Future Leaders Outreach Network to advance its mission. 

Download the attachments to review the positions, description of duties and a summary of the programs FLON provide for young people, their parents and other adults in targeted communities in Kansas, Missouri, and Texas. Please return your interest email to Shana @ with FLON Board in the subject line.

                                              We look forward to working with you!                                    

Jim Echols

Board President


Arlington, TX Regional Administrative and Program Staff

Dr. Diana Clemons

Executive Director

Juan Stewart

Youth Development, Administrative Specialist

Wilbur Dawson

Associate Director

(816) 985-1338

(817) 987-1118, Ext. 301

(817) 987-1118, Ext. 303

Michelle Brockenbush

Lead Youth Development Specialist

(817) 987-1118, Ext. 304

Kansas City, MO (Headquarters) and Kansas City, KS Regional Office                           Administrative and Program Staff

Dr. Diana Clemons

Shana N. Crockett

Executive Director

Program & Executive Administrative/HR Specialist

Monica Portley

Associate Director

Willie Taylor

Lead Youth Development Specialist

(816) 985-1338

(816) 882-5757 or (913) 228-3324

(913) 228-3324 or    (816) 882-5757

(913) 228-3324

Board of Directors


Jim Echols - Chairman of Board/President 

Charles Robinson - Vice President

Eula D. Stanley - Treasurer

Vacant - Secretary

Board Members and Contractors:

Marketing - Vic Dyson 

Accountant - Robin Robinson (nonvoting)

Community Outreach -Vacant 

Sustainability Project Manager 

Board Member- (Vacant)

Board Member- (Vacant)

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