Not for Profit Futures and Options Helps Youth Explore Careers

Futures and Options visited the NYSE. In honor of the occasion, Stephen Hessler, Futures and Options Chairman of the Board, and Ashley Brown, Futures and Options Alumni, rang The Closing BellSM.

About Futures and Options:

For more than a decade, Futures and Options has empowered New York City's underserved youth to explore careers through career development and paid, mentored internships. We reach out to teens at a formative time of their lives, guiding them to further their education and become contributing citizens. Our model program enables New York's underserved youth to gain much-needed access to the economic mainstream, work-readiness training and support from caring adults. At the same time, private and nonprofit businesses are connected to a pipeline of promising, motivated and diverse young interns. Futures and Options has served over 2,000 New York City teens, with over 90% graduating from high school on time and pursuing higher education.  Together with our business and community partners, we are building the workforce of tomorrow.  Our career development program makes it possible for underserved, motivated teens to acquire the applied skills and higher education to successfully contribute to a global 21st-century economy. (Source: Futures and Options)