Greetings! My name is Jeremy Elam, and I serve as Resident Supervisor here at Focus Leadership Institute. Nice to make your acquaintance.
Among the many pieces of the Focus Leadership Institute is what we call Student Life. FLI is an academic experience, for sure, but a lot of your experience here at the Institute happens outside of the classroom. A semester at FLI is a chance to be a part of deep, intentional community. It's our job on the Student Life Team to help that happen.
One of the primary aspects of the community experience is our housing setup. All of our students live together in an apartment complex, alongside my wife and me. This presents a great opportunity for students to share life with their classmates and walk through the semester together.
Student Life also plans various weekly activities and trips throughout the semester. For example, each week we have dinner at the home of a faculty or staff member. This gives you the opportunity to interact with the staff and their families in a more relaxed, personal setting, where you watch what they teach acted out.
Additionally, each semester we go on special excursions — and Colorado has a lot to offer! We can hike Fourteeners, go skiing, go whitewater rafting, and head up to Denver to go take in a show at the theater or go to a Colorado Rockies game. Let's just say living in Colorado for a semester has its perks!
Everything we plan as part of the Student Life experience is about creating an environment where you can grow in your relationships with your classmates and make memories together that will last you a lifetime. Many of the friendships you'll build here at FLI will last well beyond your time here. In the end, you'll walk away from your semester at the Focus Leadership Institute having truly experienced what life in the body of Christ can be like.