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Register for 2022-23 Program

A club like no other!

Join a unique self-discovery program!

Teens learn adulting skills in a fun, nurturing environment, and meet interesting role models.



What is FreeFlight Club?
Freeflight is a multi-year self-discovery program that explores what “success” means, provides a safe space and opportunity to learn “adulting” skills, and empowers teens to discover their interests and grow into confident, independent adults.
Who can join?
Freeflight curriculum is for middle schoolers and one of their parents or guardians. The club is also open to high schoolers and parents looking to grow skills required to launch into adulthood. Our young members are called Flighters and parents Propellers 🙂
Do parents(legal guardians) have to participate?
Yes, Freeflight is a parent(legal guardian) and child club. Success involves not just empowering teens – it also requires parents to broaden their perspectives and approaches, to engage with their children and support them in their development across multiple dimensions, including but not limited to just the academic.
Where does the club meet?
The club meets in either a park, indoor community space or in the homes/backyards of FreeFlight members. Some sessions may be online.
How often do members meet?
The annual program has 10 sessions every year. The club meets once a month, on a Saturday from 3-4.30. The day and time is subject to change.
How long is a session?
Each session is 90 min. Allow some extra time to grab some food and drinks after each session.
What happens during these sessions?
Sessions have a specific format. Within this format Flighters will learn different skills such as Communication, Financial Literacy, Well Being, Personal Safety and Propellers will learn how to support their child through this process. Members will also learn a variety of tools to practice mindfulness.They will also have access to inspirational, unique Role Models that have pursued a talent or have successful life that is different from the mainstream. Lastly, and most important our young members, Flighters can also choose topics they want to cover during these sessions.
Who moderates these sessions?
The Flighter’s session is moderated by trained, energetic and enthusiastic upperclassmen from highschool, college or by young adults. The Propellers’ sessions are led by a trained parent volunteer.
Do kids and parents have sessions together in the same area/room?
The kids and parents will generally be in separate areas/rooms, but the format and topics covered will be the same. The kids’ sessions will be moderated by a youth moderator and the parents by an adult moderator.
Do kids and parents have sessions in the same location, day and time?
Yes, the sessions will be in the same location, day and time. But they will generally be in separate areas/rooms.
What does multi-year mean?
The topics covered in the Freeflight curriculum include life skills, soft skills and introductions to different paths to success. Each year, the club will cover all these topics but will continue to build on the concepts covered in the previous year to expand and deepen the level of understanding.
Can our family just sign up for one annual program?
FreeFlight is a multi-year program starting from 7th grade and potentially lasting till 12th grade. Each year builds on and deepens understanding of topics covered previously, and introduces new topics. We encourage families to participate through the multi-year program to reap the full benefits from it.


How much does it cost?
$400 for one year (10 sessions) for 1 child and his/her parent(s).
I have two children who would like to join. What is the cost?
The second child would cost an additional $200.
What is the cost if both parents want to join?
The cost is the same for one or both parent members.
Can I get a refund if I miss a session?
No. The freeflight cost is for the entire year. Freeflight will send out a session recap after every session. If you miss a session, you can review the session recap to get an overview of what was covered.
Will FreeFlight refund members if they cancel a session?
No. If FreeFlight cancels a session, we will reschedule it for another time or replace the session in other ways.
Can we join mid-way? How much will I be charged?
We encourage people to join at the beginning of the year in August. However if you hear about the program midway and would like to join, you are most welcome! Your annual membership fee will be prorated.
Is the annual membership fee tax deductible?
No, the annual membership fee is not tax deductible.
What is the refund policy?
If a family chooses to end their membership mid way, FreeFlight will not refund the membership fee, barring certain exceptional circumstances such as moving out of state, major illness, loss of employment etc.
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes, we offer need based scholarships. Scholarships are sponsored by our community partner- Taarika Foundation. Please contact for more information.

Membership Requirements

What are FreeFlight's attendance requirements?
Dates are published well in advance. Kids and parents are encouraged to attend ALL or at least 9 out of 10 FreeFlights sessions. However, if you are unable to make a session, a session recap will be made available.
My child is not interested, can parents still join the program?
No. FreeFlight is designed around both kids and parents as active participants.
My child is interested but parents cannot commit, can he/she still join the program?
No. FreeFlight is designed around both kids and parents as active participants.
Can my child’s friend’s parents act as my child's guardian during a session?
No, not unless the guardian is the child’s legal guardian. FreeFlight is designed for kids and parents to work together on building skills for success.
On occasion can the child only or a parent only attend a session?
FreeFlight is a child and parent participation club. But if on occasion one of the members is unable to attend we understand. We do request that they get a session update from their family member. We also recommend that you do not miss more than one session, in order to get maximum benefit from the program.
What is FreeFlight’s policy on bullying?
We have a zero tolerance policy on bullying.
What is FreeFlight’s process for behavioral and/or disruptive issues from its young members?
Behavioral and/or disruptive issues will be handled immediately and appropriately.


Will FreeFlight help my child find summer jobs and/or internships, get career and/or college counselling, or log community service hours?
No. FreeFlight is not designed to provide any of these services. However, over time we hope to build our resource page with leads & recommendations in these areas.
Will FreeFlight help my child find a therapist?
No. FreeFlight is not equipped to find a therapist for your child. However, over time we hope to build our resource page to include leads to recommended therapists.
Can a student member become a Youth Moderator?
Yes. We encourage our 11th and 12th grade members to become Youth Moderators as this gives them an excellent leadership opportunity. They will need at least 1 year experience with the FreeFlight program. They will serve as volunteer assistants for at least 1 meeting and go through a brief training session with a FreeFlight member. Please contact us.
What do experts say about FreeFlight?
FreeFlight club helps to raise the “whole child” by equipping the teens with necessary soft skills and life skills that are needed to launch successfully into adulthood. Taarika Foundation is proud to support this club because it resonates with our philosophy of supporting the Whole Child. – Leena Khanzode, Psychiatrist


What is FreeFlight’s COVID protocol?
FreeFlights follows the county guidelines for COVID protocols. The protocol details will be shared at each session.
What happens if a member/moderator/volunteer gets COVID?
We will follow all county guidelines. We will inform everyone who was in contact and encourage everyone to quarantine. Sessions will either be cancelled or transition to zoom if possible. We will resume once it is absolutely safe for everyone to attend in person.
Will in person switch to zoom if the county rules change?
Yes, we will switch to online sessions if the county guidelines change.
Skill Building Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers – Mon 7/31 to Fri 8/4
Join us at a Virtual info session on FreeFlight – Wed Aug 17th or Wed Aug 24th at 8pm