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Futures and Options Wraps Up
Another Outstanding Year




Join Us For Dream Big 2015




Futures and Options is excitedly anticipating the Fifth Annual Dream Big—A Celebration of Opportunity – which will be held on Monday, October 26th at The Plaza Hotel Ballroom, from 7pm to 10pm.


The gala is Futures and Options’ cornerstone fundraising event of the year, which recognizes those leaders in the business community who make it possible for young people to acquire the work-readiness skills, career opportunities and higher education to achieve educational and professional success. 


This year, Futures and Options is honored to present Robert S. “Steve” Miller, Turnaround Legend, current Chief Executive Officer of International Automotive Components Group, and former Chairman of AIG, with our 2015 Dream Big Award.


The 2015 recipients of our Barbara L. Christen College Scholarship and the IPG Mediabrands Scholarship will also be presented with their awards during the evening. The Barbara L. Christen College Scholarship is awarded to an exemplary Futures and Options high school senior. The IPG Mediabrands Scholarship is awarded to a Futures and Options high school senior who is interested in pursuing a career in media advertising; the recipient is also provided with an internship opportunity at IPGMediabrands’ New York office.

For Dream Big sponsorships and tickets, please visit Eventbrite. A special rate is available for Futures and Options alumni. Please email Susan Bruder for the promotion code for your discounted ticket.

For more information on the event, please contact Susan Bruder. We hope to see you on October 26th!



Make a Difference in a Young Person's Life as a
Futures and Options Mentor


Westinghouse Intern Tamisha Lovitt trades information with mentor Ross Alya.

Futures and Options is currently in the process of recruiting mentors for the internship program at George Westinghouse Career and Technical High School for the fall semester.

The students are motivated and eager to learn, and you’ll have the opportunity to support them through their first work experience, and build a lasting relationship with a young person. If you are looking for a way to give back to your community, meet other young professionals, and make a difference in the life of a young person – this is the program for you.

Mentors are required to attend three program events and contact their mentee at least once per week via email and/or phone.

If you are interested, please fill out the mentor application by October 12th. Futures and Options staff makes every effort to make the best possible mentor and mentee matches and to ensure the program meets both the needs of mentors and students.

The George Westinghouse CTE High School Internship Program is generously funded by HSBC.



Apply to Career Essentials



Futures and Options is currently accepting applications to Career Essentials, a career-readiness program for young people interested in learning more about the work world.

The program provides interactive group workshops that help participants build interpersonal, communication, presentation, leadership and teamwork skills. Students also have the opportunity to participate in mock interviews, a Create-A-Company competition, and a career exploration trip to New York City businesses.

If you are a high school student in New York City, you are eligible to apply for Career Essentials. The application is available online, and must be submitted by October 5, 2015.

After completing the application, you will immediately receive an email confirming that your application was received. Shortly after, you will be invited to a group interview at Futures and Options where you’ll meet students from other New York City high schools and learn more about the program.

If you are selected as a Career Essentials participant, you will be contacted by a Futures and Options program coordinator. The program will begin the week of October 26.

Please contact Erika Graves or call (212) 601-0002 with any questions.



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