Over 60 Students Waiting for Mentors

Futures for Children has launched a dedicated mentorship campaign called "Build a Future ~ Mentor a Child" through the power of mentorship to spread the word about the benefits of mentorship for both mentor and student. Many students are hoping for a mentor who will guide and encourage them in their education and career pursuits. The Friendship/Mentorship program connects American Indian youth throughout New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma with caring mentors from around the world. These relationships often become lifelong friendships. Enrich your life by applying for mentorship today. Click the photo above to begin.

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FFC Receives Generous Donation from First Financial Credit Union

Futures for Children (FFC) expresses their appreciation to First Financial Credit Union of New Mexico for their recent donation of 325 gift cards worth $40 each to the Futures for Children Mentorship/Friendship Program. These cards will be distributed to mentored students throughout program sites in Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma as their annual education incentive to be used for the purchase of academic materials. The goal of the Friendship/Mentorship Program is to encourage students to focus on their academic studies in order to build a better future for themselves and their communities. The relationships created through the Friendship/Mentorship Program are integral in positively affecting and changing lives. (article continues next column)

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Representatives from First Financial Credit Union (shown in gray t-shirts) visited Futures for Children to present the gift cards to FFC employees. First Financial Credit Union’s donation will be instrumental in furthering the success of the FFC mentorship program. In keeping with their “people helping people” principle, company employees actively give their time and creative fundraising talents to non-profit organizations throughout their service area, along with involvement in local community programs that make a positive difference. A special thank you goes to Paul Apodaca, VP of Finance at First Financial and former Finance Director at FFC, for his efforts in arranging this contribution. To learn more about Futures for Children’s mentoring program, click on the photo above.