About Us

In the spring of 2011 three graduates of the Institute of Creative Leadership came together to design a program that would equip high school students with the skills necessary to transition from high school to the next phase of their lives. The program that was developed was call the Money Matters program and was described as a financial literacy program. In January 2012, grant dollars awarded by The Stamm Koechlein Family Foundation was used to fund the Money Matters program. In partnership with the Townsend Community Center about 13 students were able to receive education on banking, preparing for college,job readiness, and giving back to the community. This program was such a success, it was decided that the program would try to grow so that more students could benefit from this opportunity.

Since then the program has expanded to include summer programming, as well as, changed its name to more accurately describe the purpose of the program. The Future Achievers Program has formed new partnerships in an effort to reach more students and to provide an array of educational opportunities. The Future Achievers Program will continue to evaluate the needs of the community and develop relevant programming that will improve the futures of high school students.