Our mission is to empower New York City’s youth — particularly youth of color and students from historically underrepresented communities — to acquire transferable professional skills, pursue higher education, and successfully compete in a global 21st century economy. We collaborate with New York City employers to provide transformative career development opportunities to young people, enabling them to succeed in college and inspiring them to pursue meaningful careers.
We emphasize working together in an atmosphere of trust that supports our commitment to excellence. We rely on teamwork and partnerships to successfully achieve our mission.
We believe in the potential and talent of people, propelling them to become confident and have faith in their abilities.
We treat all people with the highest respect and utmost dignity and appreciation.
Integrity is fundamental to every action and decision we undertake; we uphold the community’s trust in Futures and Options to do the right thing at all times.
We continually look to achieve the highest standards in all we do and to fulfill our promises to provide exceptional services for our students, partners, supporters, and team.
We are committed to fostering and sustaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, welcoming others to share their voices and create a thriving, vibrant community that represents and respects diverse perspectives and ideas.
We are dedicated to fulfilling our mission and realizing our vision of promoting an enduring and positive impact for our students, partners, and community.