Who We Serve

Level of
Schooling

High School
98%
College
2%

Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity

1.98%
Arab/Middle Eastern
23.30%
Asian/Pacific Islander
28.57%
Black or African American
27.4%
Hispanic/Latinx
.22%
American Indian or Alaska Native
6.37%
Caucasian
4.84%
More than One Race
1.98%
Other/Not Listed

Gender

Female
69.18%
Male
29.74%
No Response
2.03%

Borough of Residence

Immigrants
20.56%
English as a Second Language
26.93%
Public Housing (NYCHA)
7.8%
Bronx
33.3%
Brooklyn
33.3%
Manhattan
12.8%
Queens
19.5%
Staten Island
1.1%

Our Programs by the Numbers

Career Readiness & Development

The Internship Program combines experiential, on-the-job learning with trainings and individualized career counseling and coaching, offering students paid work experience and the foundation of a professional network. Students acquire transferrable work-readiness skills and hands-on work experience, and gain entry to a diverse range of small businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and multinational corporations. 

186
Youth

Career Essentials provides a comprehensive series of workshops and career exploration events designed to introduce students to a range of career paths and prepare them for success in their first jobs. Students have the opportunity to practice and improve their interpersonal, communication, and other relevant work-related skills, such as time-management, interviewing, and resume writing. 

283
Youth

The Externship Experience is a remote 16-hour intensive career exploration and skill-building program designed in collaboration with employer partners, focused on growing industries.

75
Youth

Futures Academy is a 6-week virtual career development and exploration program that introduces high school juniors and seniors to a range of careers, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to launch their individual career journeys and providing opportunities to practice their insights with mentors in a small group and project-based learning activities.

104
Youth

College & Career Success

College Guidance Initiative prepares high school students for the college application and selection process, including applying for financial aid and evaluating aid packages. Group workshops and individualized coaching assistance enable us to reach a diverse group of college-bound students.

196
Youth

Alumni Engagement Programming bridges the gap between high school and college by helping students apply the executive skills they developed in our programs to their post-secondary pathways. We provide continued work-readiness, career exploration, mentorship, and networking opportunities to alumni as they navigate their way through post-secondary and plan for future careers. 

82
Youth

Community Outreach & Education

On the Road brings Futures and Options’ expertise and experience directly into schools and nonprofit organizations, connecting youth and young professionals across New York City to our curricula and programming.

520
Youth
Total Youth
Served
1,443

FY2021 Annual Report

Futures and Options FY2021 Annual Report

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