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Futures for Children

Honoring Native Traditions ~ Creating Native Leaders

​Since 1968, Futures for Children has provided mentoring and youth leadership programs in Hopi, Navajo, and Mescalero Apache communities in New Mexico and Arizona; New Mexico Pueblo tribal communities; and Cheyenne & Arapaho communities in Oklahoma to more than 20,000 American Indian students and their families.

Futures for Children provides educational services through our Three Circles of Support: Youth Leadership, Mentorship, and Families in Action. More than 180 volunteers from tribal communities work with Futures for Children to deliver and monitor the programs and to encourage educational success for their children.

Our Youth Leadership Program has enjoyed great success and growth in the past few years, and the program has grown to over 1,100 students today. Through our Mentorship Program over 1,200 mentors worldwide provide support and encouragement to promote positive educational achievements.

Unfortunately, across the country too many American Indian children have limited access to quality education due to high poverty levels and remote locations, among other reasons.

Futures has a history of success: 98% of Friendship students graduate high school; 54% of Futures' students go on to college or post-secondary educational pursuits.