Future Fund

Future Institute has initiated an exciting partnership with the Concept Young Scholars Program, CYSP, at Concept Schools to build a college fund for high school students. Future Fund offers an opportunity for high school seniors to build leadership skills and as well as a scholarship fund in a structured program that assists with their transition to college and beyond.

Requirements

To be eligible for Future Fund, students must…
comply with CYSP gold level requirements.
complete 7 hours of Future Fund hours, outside of the CYSP hour requirement
stay active in CSYP during high school and Future Institute Programs after high school graduation
attend college/university or career program after high school

Benefits

Benefits of participating in Future Fund as a senior include…
Up to $8,000 total for 4 years of continuous college enrollment
Certificate of Accomplishment
Letter of Recommendation, upon request
Career-related Workshops
Mentor in a similar career field

College Fund

Fund for scholars who have completed all program requirements and commit to participating in the Future Institute program for graduates, will receive $1,000 per semester ($2,000 per year) for every semester they are in college/university or a career program. 

Please note: Funds can be used for paying tuition and fees, books and other college/career related expenses or a combination of these as per the program officer’s discretion. Funds are only to be sent directly to institution, not individuals. 

Program Areas

See below for ways scholars can complete the 7 hour program commitment.

Junior Mentor Meetings

Future Fund scholars are paired with junior mentors. Junior mentors are Concept graduates who are current college students. These junior mentors play a pivotal role in a scholar’s life by providing advice about college and careers.

To receive participation hours, scholars will be required to meet with their junior mentor four times over video conference on the My Future portal.

College & Career Workshops

Scholars must attend at least two college and career workshops which are offered online or in-person at some schools. Online workshops take place over Zoom Video Conferencing.

Financial Workshops delve into critical topics pertaining to budgeting, college loans, college savings, investments, building credit and other impactful financial areas in higher education and personal life.

Workplace Culture Workshop provides scholars with tools to prepare for various situations and create a positive, healthy work culture wherever they go.

Resume Building Workshops assist scholars in creating a resume for the first time or altering their previous resume to prepare in applying for careers and/or internships.

Career Field Workshops have professionals in a particular career field share their day-to-day duties and give tips that can be useful for scholars studying or considering the field. Some career workshops include medical and engineering workshops. 

Interview Skills Workshops prepare scholars for interviews and teach skills in a real-world setting.

Evaluation Interview

Scholars are interviewed by Future Institute program officers before high school graduation to evaluate their program participation and develop a post-high school action plan.

Interviews take place over Zoom conferencing and counts as the last hour of program participation.

Have Questions?

Iara Arai Aldape

Future Fund Program Officer

iara@FutureInstitute.us

847.227.9861