On July 17, 2020 The Non Profit Times published an article stating “ Nearly four in ten non profits could close due to COVID-19 related revenue shortages during the next three years” Those of us in the non profit and business fields know those numbers are much higher.
Future Giants has operated in the West Harlem, South Bronx and D.C areas for over 13 years with a small dedicated staff. We have created a system of in day and after school programs that increase graduation rates, college acceptance rates and teach young people how to successfully navigate the world upon graduation. We have a 100 percent on time High School graduation rate and a 100 percent multi college acceptance rate. In addition to our core group that receives direct services we also provide support to teachers and schools to help improve the graduation rates of the entire school population. We service approximately 300 direct service students and an additional 700 students with indirect services.
We discovered years ago that the need and requests for Future Giants Programs and Services far exceeded our funding. As a result we developed partnerships with other non profits, business and government officials to fill the academic, socio emotional and collegiate needs of schools and organizations requesting our support. This was the genesis of the Uptown Collaborative Youth Center.
The West Harlem Youth Center will provide multiple service offered by a multitude of non profit, city agencies and private sector organizations. The goal is to offer wrap around direct services to young people at the center while becoming a referral repository for youth based support outside of the center. Each partner organization will commit to sponsoring a local school while the center sponsors under performing schools with excellent and relevant services.
On site services will included but not limited to:
* Tutoring on site and remote* Middle School to High School Specialized Test Preparation* S.A.T. Preparation* College and Career Preparation* Medial and Socio Emotional Support* Financial literacy* Coding* Aeronautics* On Site and Off Site Equity Workships* Advocacy and Legal Workshops* Free College Classes and Training in the Emerging markets of Solar, Wind, Reclamation.
Columbia University’s Teachers College , Office of Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Office of AssemblyWoman Inez Dickens Hamilton Clarke LLP, AAronson Rappaport Feinstein & Deutschland, LLP, The Brownstone Project, Elo Skin Care, DR3J Consultants, The Brooklyn Green School, West Prep. Academy, Math Science and Engineering High School, A. Phillip Randolph High School, TD Bank, Wells Fargo Bank
As we undergo the build out of the youth center we will post updates. For faster updates and information on becoming a partner please submit questions to FutureGiants@aol.com
The connecting theme in all we do is education. Academic inequities triggers financial and social inequities, Our Academic Programs were designed to improve the students understanding of school work, Prepares for exams, Specialized High School Exam and the S.A.T. In addition, our programs provide support to teachers and schools in attaining their academic goals.
Academics, the attainment of knowledge is the driving force to growth. All our programs are based on educating the student first, then family then community. we believe that students can change those around them just as much as the world changing them.
In an effort to stay ahead of trends Future Giants will launch and Environmental Entrepreneurs Program. The focus will be to prepare students and the community for the growing field of Solar, Wind and Electric Technologies.
As local resources become strained the need for reclamation is growing. Our goal is to create a 3 step program that prepares students for new jobs, creates sustainable new small business and protects the environment. The program was designed to teach High School Juniors through an internship followed by a Senior Mentorship. Students will be certified in electrical, carpentry and furniture design. This program will also be open to the community to stimulate community growth.
FGAPP was created in response to the isolationism and nationalism brought about in reaction to COVID19. Future Giants has always fostered support for young people, educators, community and environment. Our Academic Pen Pal (APP) program partners with schools, non profits, educators and administrators in Curacao to create a more global support system. APP will share resources, connections and mostly Best Practices in the Academic, Community and Environmental (ACE) fields. COVID’s isolation was a clear sign of how more people of good will must collaborate across the world regardless of location.
We are sharing academic, socioeconomic and cultural information with our partner city. From our bases in NYC and D.C we will organize remote learning, workshops as well as create pathways for more study abroad opportunities.
Our Partnering Foundation. www.stgfelis.com. This amazing foundation works with some of the brightest young people we have encountered in years. As we know not all places have the same access to information and items to move past their basic needs. Future Giants is committed to share resources, nuturing a child is still providing for a child regardless of where they live.
The Future Giants Organization has dedicated their time to work with our students to guide them toward success. I've known the Director RD Snyden and his staff for 4 years and I've had the privilege of working and collaborating with the Future Giants Organization while working at Mott Hall High School for almost two years.
I don’t think I would be who I am today without the assistance of the Director Mr. RD Snyden and the Future Giants program.
Future Giants has helped me go through the college application
process and opened the door to discussion on how to deal with
real-life problems like tuition, racism, and more.
The Future Giants Organization has helped me to develop both academically and as a person.
Before Future Giants came to my school when I was a junior, I had no idea where I was in the college admissions process, and I definitely didn’t know how to get through it.
I have been apart of Future Giants since 2016. Future Giants has helped me significantly and my life has changed for the better. Future Giants helped me realize that you will never stop fighting for what you want and for yourself.
Future Giants workshops has helped me grow academically through it’s informative sessions about how my high school system works to how my appearance and actions affect those around me.
Future Giants has passed phase 1 on it’s mission to open up a Multi-Organizational Youth Center. This center will provide services in a wholistic manner. As we enter Phase 2 ( purchase of technology, and furnishings) we need to raise and additional One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000)
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