Program Testimonials

Learn how Future Institute helps its program participants. 

Second-year program participant, Safa Slote, speaks about her experiences and unique opportunities in the Future Leaders Initiative (FLI) Program. Safa is a Computer Science major at the Illinois Institute of Technology and is a 5th year senior.

Participants Adedeji, Safa, and Mehmet in Future Institute’s college program called the Future Leaders Initiative (FLI) Program speak about their experiences in the program.

Second-year participant, Adedeji Tiamiyu, talks about the opportunities he has taken advantage of in the Future Leaders Initiative (FLI) Program. Adedeji is a sophomore Software Engineering major at the University of Akron.

Abenazer Mekete currently attends Cornell University with a major in Computer Science and Economics. He is a participant in Future Institute’s Future Leaders Initiative (FLI) Program through which he has a professional mentor. Abenazer is also the leader of the Junior Mentorship program for CMSA students.

Roshaan Siddiqui currently attends Wesleyan University and studies Computer Science. He is a participant in Future Institute’s Future Leaders Initiative (FLI) Program through which he has a professional mentor. Roshaan is also a junior mentor in the Junior Mentorship program for CMSA students.

Michelle Lopez is a Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA) graduate, class of 2014. Michelle attended the University of Chicago majored in English Language and Literature.

Daood Shah is a Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA) graduate, class of 2016. Daood has earned his associate’s degree at Oakton Community College (2018). He is transferring to UIC to continue his studies in Computer Engineering in the Fall 2018.

Brian Herrera is a Chicago Math and Science graduate now holds a bachelor degree from National Louis University in pre-law. He hopes to pursue his law degree from Loyola University. While pursuing his degree, he participated in the Future Institute Road-to-Success Mentorship (FIRM) program.

Ka Hsel Nay is a graduate of Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA) and is currently a Civil Engineering major at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Through Future Institute, she interned with New Plan Learning in the summer of 2019 and spoke about her experiences.

  • You guys are doing great things for these kids out here in Columbus and you guys should continue to do it.

    Harold Jones Quartey
    Concept Schools Alum & Kansas City Chiefs Safety
  • I just wanted to tip my hat to the Future Institute and what it is doing for young people. I am just privileged to be able to be a part of it.

    G.A. Finch
    Parter, Hoogendoorn & Talbot, LLP
  • This was an opportunity for me to help and step up.

    Paul Levine
    President, PJL Financial Group
  • It may be rewarding for a mentee to have someone they can lean on, but believe me it’s just as rewarding for mentors. They learn as much from your mentees, frankly, as you do from the mentors.

    Charles Franklin
    Attorney & Owner, Franklin Law Group