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Happy Thankgiving from Futures and Options!



All of us at Futures and Options send our wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to our wonderful partners, supporters, and friends.


We are tremendously grateful to you for making it possible for us to provide our programs to deserving NYC young men and women, who share the reasons for their gratitude below.  Thank you for your belief and confidence in our students and our programs. 

Futures and Options helped me realize the potential I never knew I had. Most importantly, the experience brought out my courage and confidence. I learned the significance of taking risks and that when you step out of your comfort zone, your comfort zone grows. I didn't know what it was like to receive support before F+O. The support made me truly push myself for the first time. I am thankful for the Futures and Options staff for being so kind and encouraging and for providing me with the opportunity to get to know other people and especially myself. 

Besarta Lekperaj


Futures and Options has taught me that hard work and dedication really is rewarded.

Olga Ioukliaevskikh

Before I joined Futures and Options I had no confidence in myself and I could not express myself professionally. Career Essentials helped me gain experience which increased my confidence. I am proud of being part of Futures and Options.

George Ssozi


Futures and Options was a great opportunity to learn the techniques needed in the working place. It made things easier for me when I finally was able to get a job.

Aliyah Armato


As a young Tibetan girl, I am very grateful to Futures and Options for the light it shed on my path toward success. I will always cherish moments and the people I met through the organization.

Paldon Dolma


Futures and Options staff shows us the epitome of professionalism.

ShaniMandisa Ketema


Thank you for giving your time to help make every child’s dream come true. This program has allowed me to [overcome] obstacles that I never thought I would. It is also keeping me out of trouble. Futures and Options is like a guardian giving me an opportunity to obtain more information for the outside world.

— Alysha Young


I give many thanks to F+O for the unimaginable opportunities and unforgettable experiences I've been exposed to while participating in the Core Internship, ULF, and College Mentorship programs. Maybe I'll follow the footsteps of my supervisor, Arri Burrows and become a banker or those of my mentor, Mahfug Hossain and aspire to be an analyst.

— Dylan Jusino


Futures and Options is a great program for teenager like me. This program helps us to see the real world, and prepares us for the professional world as well.

Mamataz Rubab


Futures and Options gave me a step ahead among my other peers when it comes to the professional world through an internship in a network advertising company and their helpful yet fun and engaging workshops! Keep it up Futures and Options!

Ralph Yul Valenzuela


Futures and Options’ workshops helped me gain interpersonal, communication, resume writing and interview skills. Thank you Futures and Options for supporting me, uplifting me, comforting me, and bringing joy to my life!

— Fatoumata Barry



Help Us Celebrate #GivingTuesday!

We have a day for Thanksgiving, and two days for shopping. But did you know we also have a day for giving back? December 2, 2014 is Giving Tuesday. It’s a global day dedicated to generosity.

This #GivingTuesday, make a tax-deductible donation to Futures and Options to help us reach more NYC youth. And to help us grow our reach, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook and share our #GivingTuesday posts leading up to the big day!


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