The Flagship Program is a community-school partnership that enhances the social, academic, cultural, and physical achievement of Missoula’s youth by creating opportunities that help them to succeed and grow to become healthy and productive adults. The Flagship Program aspires to develop a community of engaged citizens through healthy relationships and transformative experiences.
The Flagship Program provides afterschool opportunities for youth in eight Missoula County Public Schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Under the umbrella of the Western Montana Mental Health Center, Flagship offers a school-based program in mentoring and skill building. Our program focuses on four core components: academic achievement, health and wellness, art and culture, and social emotional development. Enrollment in Flagship afterschool programs is open to all youth at the following schools:
Flagship is FREE of charge to all participants and families. Flagship is unique to Missoula and with community support we have sustained this model for 23 years. Flagship provides access to activities such as art, engineering, filmmaking, sports, science, gardening, homework help, guitar, role playing games, and much more in a safe and fun learning environment. These are just a few of the over 400 afterschool and summer Flagship opportunities for youth in Missoula.
Youth in Flagship gain new skills, make friends and create a connection to school through fun and engaging afterschool activities. Through participation in Flagship, youth over time have improved self-esteem, attendance in school and grades, and social and emotional growth. Long term outcomes for youth through participation in Flagship result in making healthy choices, increased graduation rates, and a stronger community.