Future Leaders of America’s Gulf (F.L.A.G.) is a non-partisan program founded by high school students in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. F.L.A.G. members investigate and report on environmental, economic, and community issues impacting Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. Supported by the Terrebonne Parish Library, South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center, and HTV10, F.L.A.G. members develop leadership, journalism, and project management skills as they educate and mobilize Louisiana youth around issues of concern to the future of our state, region, and nation.
In selecting the name F.L.A.G., the founding members chose to place great emphasis on the term “AMERICA’S Gulf”. We believe if a sense of learning and awareness is nurtured here in the Coastal Parishes of Louisiana, we have a much greater chance of bringing together all the states in the Gulf Coast region and America as a whole to resolve our region’s vital and time sensitive challenges.
F.L.A.G. meets monthly at the main Terrebonne Parish Library, and membership is open to all high school students in Terrebonne Parish.