Become a Partner
Thanks to thousands of hours of paid early work experience, career exploration events, and immeasurable one-on-one support from dedicated business partners, our programs have increased the employability of more than 10,000 young people since 1995.
Since our inception, the investment from our more than 500 employer partners has enabled young people to explore a myriad of career paths and work in paid, mentored internships in nearly 20 industry sectors across our city, supporting our students' pathways to educational and professional success.
99% of supervisors would recommend the Internship Program to a colleague
90% of interns reported growth in professional work-readiness skills
82% of interns reported growth in interpersonal skills
72% of interns reported growth in character and confidence
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Employ a Young Person
Good for your business. Good for New York.
For over 25 years, Futures and Options has supported New York City's under-resourced, ambitious young people to explore careers through career development workshops and paid, mentored internships. We reach out to teens at a formative time in their lives, offering them the opportunity to further their education and become contributing citizens.
Our programs enable New York City's youth to gain character and confidence, interpersonal skills, exposure to academic and professional opportunities, work-readiness skills, and the ability to build networks. We help make a lasting impact on economic and racial equity in the workforce by exposing students to different career paths and transforming their futures.
By supporting our programming, businesses are connected to a pipeline of diverse, motivated, and promising young talent that is sure to impact your organization in outstanding ways.
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Volunteer as a Career Exploration Partner
Direct interaction with our students is an energizing experience. You can participate in enrichment activities and field trips that help broaden their perspectives on career options.
Click here to learn about ways to volunteer with our students.
Become a Corporate Partner
Futures and Options partners with companies across New York City to design and facilitate customized internship and career-readiness programs for diverse high school students. Together we can support our city's talented young people as they realize their potential and develop the confidence to pursue their unique career goals, while introducing them to the many opportunities that your firm has to offer.
Click here to learn more about our corporate partnership model.
School or Community-Based Partners
Schools play a vital role in helping connect students with our programming. School administrators, counselors, and teachers inform students about Futures and Options and the opportunities it offers; they also recommend students to the program on the basis of academic achievement, attendance, and motivation. Futures and Options staff can also attend career fairs and special youth events, and host information sessions at schools and community-based organizations.
For a list of our current partners, please click here.
To explore a partnership with Futures and Options, please contact Jean Bucaria or call her at 212-601-0002.