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.
Healthy Heels Campaign
Futures for Children (FFC) offered American Indian students a healthy alternative for seasonal sweets with holiday stockings that include items intended to encourage a healthier lifestyle. The Healthy Heels campaign also helped the FFC staff stay in shape as they logged a few miles walking around tables stuffing over 1000 holiday stockings with fruit, healthy snacks, oral care products, balls, jump ropes, hand sanitizers and other “good for you” items. Donations from many individuals and corporations supported the Healthy Heels campaign. Participants were O’Dell Financial Services, Lovelace Health System, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Greater Sandoval County Chamber of Commerce - Nick Vuillemot, Walmart, Smith’s Food and Drug Stores, Eric Stanley DMD - Perfect Teeth, Paul Apodaca and Sue Casarez, Office Max, Trader Joe’s, Anytime Fitness on Juan Tabo and a group known as, Active Boomer Singles.