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Futures and Options

For over 25 years, Futures and Options has empowered New York City's underserved, talented youth to explore careers through our career development trainings and paid, mentored internships. We reach out to teens at a formative time of their lives, guiding them to further their education and become contributing citizens.

Futures and Options believes that all young people deserve a chance to achieve their potential—in life, in school, in careers—and that New York needs a diverse, prepared workforce. In this effort, we partner with the business community to provide transformative work and valuable learning opportunities to motivated young people who want to develop their skills, knowledge, and gain much-needed access to the working world.

Our programs enable New York City's youth to gain character and confidence, interpersonal skills, exposure to academic and professional opportunities, work-readiness skills, and the ability to build networks.

Our career development programs make it possible for students to acquire transferable professional skills, pursue high education, and successfully compete in the global 21st century economy.

We empower a diverse workforce by creating a pipeline of amazing talent.