The Family Love and Involvement Program was started by a group of relatives who grew up in the housing projects of Winston-Salem NC. We had been plagued by the idea of going back to the neighborhood which helped to develop us into the professionals and role models we are today. Our goal is to have a positive influence on the youth of the community in which we lived, to help them realize that their dreams should be larger than their circumstances, and to provide them with academic and enrichment activities that will nurture them holistically. FLIP is committed to providing its participants with rigorous instruction which is aligned to the NC Common Core Standards with certified teachers who have been trained to teach the standards. Additionally, we are committed to sharing our stories as past residents of their neighborhood to impact their desire for success in the future.