The FSL seeks to acquire 350 acres to provide a transformative facility and resources through innovative facilities, collaboration and funding to support rural Kansas communities and provide equal opportunity for all.
The 350 acre rural vitality center campus will create a much needed rural-urban linkage that is important for social and economic development. Our partnerships with business leaders, schools, communities and organizations, provide a resourceful and progressive environment as well as fresh ways to capture and value the direct and rippling economic, social, and health benefits of rural communities.
The FSL Rural Vitality Center will enhance equitable access to quality and affordable services in rural Kansas communities to enable students, families and schools the ability to seek opportunities that reduce barriers, promote evidence-based practices and provide services that meet their own self-identified needs. We are dedicated to providing the best future for rural communities and providing resources accessible for schools, communities and families with access to health-related and educational materials focused on increasing well-being,
Rural Leaders and community members: The 350 acre property and facilities will be acquired through the FSL Foundation. No community members will be taxed for any reason for this project. The FSL aims to seek grant funding to provide low cost/free of charge services to our partnered communities as we aim to support schools, families and community needs. Services offered beyond our partnered communities will be pay full price.
How Do We Give Back To The Community
The Future Service Leaders Foundation will provide yearly grant opportunities to rural communities, families and schools.
The construction schedule is set to take place late in 2023. At this time, we are meeting with schools, communities and families to share our vision, feasibility study and other information to create awareness regarding the ECenter. This process will allow us to answer questions, handle concerns and gather important feedback that will help determine the support needed to reach our sustainable development goals.
For more than a year The FSL Foundation has prepared for this innovative project. A feasibility study indicated a phased approach, along with a clear vision would make The Reimagine Rural campaign most successful. Following feasibility, the highly experienced architectural firm of Anderson Knight Architects was selected to accomplish our vision. They will incorporate KSU architectural design studio within the project to provide student collaboration. The talented team of BHS Construction was selection for construction as we move forward. They will also work along side KSU construction management team to offer workforce opportunities for our youth.
All phases of the ECenter project will be located at one centralized location with easy access.