The Pipeline: February 2017
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Ryan Foo: Dreaming Big on His Pathway To Success
Congratulations, Ryan, on Your Early Acceptance to the University of Pennsylvania!
Dream Big 2016 Barbara L. Christen scholar Ryan Foo, The Bronx High School of Science Class of 2017, exemplifies the drive and capabilities of Futures and Options students when given the opportunity to explore higher education and career paths. A summer 2016 intern, Ryan interned with Kenneth Gilbert Law where he worked closely with the head attorney.

“I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to be involved in the program. In addition to the achievements that I was able to put on my college applications, the professional skills I gained from Futures and Options will be invaluable in college and beyond. I am so excited to take this next big step in my life, and I wouldn't have been able to do so without Futures and Options!”

Through paid internships, the invaluable mentoring students receive from their supervisors, and through their own hard work and dedication, Futures and Options interns realize new expectations for themselves, what they can achieve, and acquire the work and life skills to achieve their dreams.

The Power of Partnership
Celebrating 10 Years of Empowering New York Youth with HSBC
For recognizing the value of teaching work-readiness skills and providing paid mentored internships to our city’s youth who need and benefit most, Futures and Options celebrates and thanks HSBC for our 10-year partnership, and for their commitment to preparing New York City youth for future professional careers. Since the start of this rewarding partnership in 2006, HSBC increased its financial support for our Internship Program, which ultimately made it possible for 40 students each year to gain first-hand work experience as interns.  

HSBC’s first grant to Futures and Options in 2006 enabled 13 students from George Westinghouse CTE High School to get hands-on work experience through paid, mentored internships along with important career-readiness trainings. Today, with HSBC’s support, Futures and Options places 40 students from 26 different high schools across New York City at 32 unique public, private, and nonprofit businesses.

This year, HSBC-funded interns are working throughout New York City in various fields.  They are learning about the work of city government at the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Cultural organizations, such as Amas Musical Theatre and CITYarts, are opening the worlds of music and the arts to our interns. Career exploration in STEM and IT is happening at Digital Girl and Teach for America - IT Operations Strategy. The Museum of American Finance, a longtime Internship Program partner, is giving interns opportunities to learn about financial sector and its impact on New York. Students also contribute to numerous nonprofits including Housing Works and NYC Smoke Free – Brooklyn and more.

The value of these internships and the impact they have in grooming our youth to be well-prepared, contributing members of our workforce and their communities cannot be overstated: 98% of the students who complete the Futures and Options Internship Program report that they want to attend college; 96% of students say that they now understand the steps they must take in order to pursue a specific career.
Summer 2015 Urban Leadership Fellows (ULF) Interns with Futures and Options Program Coordinators on the annual ULF trip to Washington, D.C.!
Calling All High School Seniors!
Applications for the Urban Leadership Fellows Program are Due Friday, March 10th!
  • Are you interested in a career in finance, business, government, public policy, or law?
  • Would you be available this summer to commit to attend pre-internship trainings (June) and work full-time for the duration of the six-week, paid internship (July-August)?
  • Do you have a 3.0 GPA or higher?
  • Are you eager and ready to dive in to learn about finance, gain hands-on work experience and hone your career-readiness skills?
Then apply to the Urban Leadership Fellows Program today!

The Urban Leadership Fellows (ULF) Program is sponsored by The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., and managed by Futures and Options.  The purpose of the six-week, paid internship program is to enable New York City high school seniors to gain valuable hands-on work experience and training in the municipal finance industry.
To learn more and to apply, click here!
Alumni Spotlight
Focus your energy on something you really love. Read books on matters you are passionate about and consume as much knowledge as you can on that topic. Surround yourself with people who are also interested in, or know about the particular field you want to pursue.

- Eudeirys Espinal

Get to Know Eudeirys Espinal
Futures and Options Alumni Network

Announcing Our Spring Alumni Network Events:

Career Prep Clinic

To learn more about volunteering or attending any of the events above, please contact Program Coordinator Brianna Welch
120 Broadway, Suite 1016
New York, NY 10271
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