45 Years of Dedication
For over four decades, Futures for Children has encouraged American Indian students to graduate high school and pursue a post-secondary education. Unfortunately, the high school graduation rate for American Indian students is one of the lowest in the nation. The numbers can be overwhelming and staggering, but we believe that one-by-one we can help change the lives of thousands of American Indian children.
Making a Difference
At Futures for Children, over 95% of the students involved in the Friendship/Mentorship Program graduate high school, with many going onto a post-secondary education. We are making a difference and we would not be able to do it without your dedication to these children.
FFC Meets With the Division of Indian Education of NM
On March 19 2014, the Division of Indian Education of New Mexico and Futures for Children staff met to discuss their collaborative efforts to improve the educational opportunities of Native American youth. Dr. Ferlin Clark, Director, brought two of his key staff, Daytona Raye and DeAlva Calabaza, to be part of the conversation. DeAlva is a former Futures for Children mentored student and spoke of the positive impact her mentorship had on her life goals. Dr. Clark said Futures for Children is a natural fit with the Public Education Department to support parents and youth and looks forward to the partnership and continued dialogue. Pictured from L to R: Daytona Raye, DeAlva Calabaza, Dr. Ferlin Clark, Teresa Gomez (FFC President/CEO), Mary Anne Larsen (Chair of FFC Board of Directors).