You may have seen our posts about #GivingTuesday, which is a global invitation for everyone to give back to their communities in one way or another. In terms of Future Institute, you can give back by supporting a college student’s future in the following ways:
- Become a mentor
- Sponsor a student (or more)
- Become a partner
- Give an internship opportunity
- Give a job opportunity
Perhaps you’re wondering “What makes the college students whom Future Institute serves special? Why should I donate my time, advice, or money to any of these students?”
First, you can hear from the students we serve, our staff, and board members by attending our Supporting Student Success Virtual Luncheon on December 1, 2020. Learn more about the event and registration here.
Future Institute’s mission is to support Concept high school graduates in their transition into college or a career with the programs we offer. The Future Legacies program supports high school seniors during their transition from high school and beyond by providing workshops and mentorship. The Future Leaders Initiative (FLI) program greatly helps our first generation college students invest in their future with many different opportunities including professional development workshop, career mentors, being a mentor to a high school senior, and more.
The students we serve have the following demographics:
First generation college students who have a mentor are 10-15% more likely to advance to another year of college. Studies show that first generation college students (41% of black students and 61% of Hispanic students) are twice as likely to drop out before their sophomore year.
The Bottom Line
Unfortunately, our students have many factors driving against them with the rising price of a college degree in addition to the lack of support from their institutions and families. Providing your time as a mentor, an opportunity for an internship or job, or donating towards our program expenses can drastically improve our students’ chances of success.
Being a mentor gives our students direct support from professionals in their field as well as experience in their field of study. Even if you can sponsor one student, any donation has a huge impact on their life and their college career. You can learn more in our sponsor package!
What will you give to a student in need this November?
Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in giving to Future Institute is some way.