Friday, July 05, 2013

Futures for Children

Made a donation today to Futures for Children. I mentored a student for years.

Honoring Native Traditions, Creating Native Leaders, Building Native Futures
Futures for ChildrenSince 1968, Futures for Children has provided mentoring, training, and programs in Hopi, Navajo, and New Mexico Pueblo tribal communities to more than 20,000 American Indian students and their families.

Futures for Children provides educational services through our Three Circles of Support: Youth Leadership, Mentorship, and Families in Action. More than 180 volunteers from tribal communities work with Futures for Children to deliver and monitor the programs and to encourage educational success for their children.

Our Youth Leadership Program has enjoyed great success and growth in the past few years; the program has grown from 200 students five years ago to over 1,100 students today. In our Mentorship Program over 1,200 mentors worldwide provide support and encouragement to promote positive educational achievements.

Unfortunately, across the country too many American Indian children miss out due to high poverty levels and remote locations among other things.

Futures has a history of success: 98% of Friendship students graduate high school; 54% of Futures' students go on to college or post-secondary educational pursuits. 

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