We help foster youth successfully transition into independent living

At any given time, there are approximately 600 youth between the age of 18 and 23 that have exited the foster care system in Broward County and another 120 youth that are getting prepared for their transition out on their own.

While they may be considered legal adults, many of them haven’t fully developed the life skills they’ll need to function successfully in the adult world.

That’s why we created the Fort Lauderdale Independence Training & Education Center. It was conceived as a resource to connect these young adults with the full range of assistance that’s available in the community.

We were created by...

The FLITE Staff hard at work building a playground for our foster youth.

The FLITE Staff hard at work building a playground for our foster youth.

Our Mission 

The FLITE Center, supported by a coalition of service providers, is a central resource for youth that prepares them to lead successful lives after aging out of foster care.

Core Values

Value Statement: The FLITE Center is unique and necessary to the youth we serve and the community.

We Value

Passion: We believe every time is the right time to make a difference. We rise each day with excellence as our goal.

Responsibility: We have integrity and commitment in everything we do.

Respect: We treat everyone with dignity. We value all people and perspectives.

Teamwork: We seek out creative ways of accomplishing our mission through open communication and collaboration with each other and our partners.

Results: We achieve positive outcomes through perseverance and consistency.


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On average it costs $500 to properly serve a foster youth that is in transition. Last year we were able to service 1300 youth through the help from donors like you. 

For more information, contact our Director of Development Luis Rosario at luis@flitecenter.org or
(954) 297-8848