FIRM

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The Future Institute Road-to-Success Mentorship (FIRM) is an option under the umbrella of the Future Leaders Initiative (FLI). FIRM pairs experienced professionals with Concept high school students or graduates to help them set and achieve their career goals through real-world opportunities.

To learn more about participating or becoming involved in FIRM, please select one of the categories below.

The FIRM program offers a variety of informal meetings for mentees and mentors to work toward mutually agreed-upon college and career goals. These meetings can be completed exclusively online from the MyFuture portal.

Studies have shown that first generation college students who have a mentor are 10-15% more likely to advance to another year of college. Additionally, first generation college students (41% of black students and 61% of Hispanic students) are twice as likely to drop out before their sophomore year. Therefore, providing mentors for first generation college students is an important factor to increase their rate of college persistence.

If you’re a self-driven, goal-oriented Concept Schools graduate, you could be a great FIRM mentee! Plus, you can earn scholarships through your participation in the Future Leaders Initiative.

FIRM mentors are volunteers who play a pivotal role in a college student’s life by committing to one to four years of professional and personal mentorship over the mentee’s college career.

As a sponsor, you will be helping support students’ aspirations from high school through college. Students will earn scholarships through active participation in the FIRM program.