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March 19th, 2014 This i a great opportunity for high school students to get a feel for what college is going to be like. While away at school, students will not only be studying, but they will also be making new friends, attending campus activities, etc… I encourage anyone in the area to check this program out. […]

Take-Aways Banking/Personal Finance 2013

May 9th, 2013

I would like to extend a very special “thank you” to Travis Kohn and Stasia Veramalley-Hodges for coming to talk with the students about banking and fiscal management. Travis is a Personal Banker and Stasia is a Financial Advisor. The emphasis of this workshop was on the importance of saving. Stasia and Travis both stressed […]

Take-Aways Giving Back to the Community 2013

April 25th, 2013

Thank you to Erin Ferguson of Youth As Resources for sharing with us the importance of getting involved in our community. When planning a service project you have to set goals, your goals should be S.M.A.R.T. Specific: Who is involved? What do I want to accomplish? Where is it going to happen? When? Which requirement […]

Take-Aways Job Readiness Workshop 2013

April 23rd, 2013

I would like to thank our guests from Reid Hospital (Lisa Nantz & Brent Sanders) for coming and sharing their Human Resource experiences and helping students prepare for the workplace.   Searching for a Job:                    Networking is the best way to find a job Search tools: Internet, […]

Take-Aways from the College Prep Workshop 2013

April 11th, 2013

Thank you to our representatives from Ivy Tech (Stephanie Alexander),  IU East (Bailey Hall), and Earlham College (Susan Hillman de Castenada)  Preparing for College Check your Habits: Make sure that you are taking the right classes in high school.  Also, make sure that you are working as hard. Learn as much as you can and […]

Explore-A-College Program

April 8th, 2013

Greetings, Earlham College is offering a residential, college-level, summer program for high school students currently in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. The program runs from Sunday, June 23rd to Saturday July, 6th.  Students will have an opportunity to live in college housing and take college courses taught by Earlham professors. I had the pleasure of […]

Madea visits RHS

March 29th, 2013

 Students at Richmond High School are learning about the Future Achievers program from a very special guest.   On March 27th, Mabel Simmons aka Madea, took time out of her schedule to encourage  the students to sign up for the Future Achievers program. The students seemed to enjoy her visit. Over 60 students came by […]

Future Achievers can be future leaders

February 6th, 2013

Click on the link to read the article from February 2, 2013, in the Palladium Item.

Wayne Co. FAFSA Days

January 30th, 2013

Future Achievers informational meeting Jan 15th

January 18th, 2013

 Photos from the January 15th informational meeting at the Uptown Innovation Center. Several members of the community came out to hear about the activities Future Achievers has planned and to lear how they can be involved. Several organizations were represented: Wayne County Minority Health, Communities In Schools, Youth As Resources, Reid Hospital, Ivy Tech, Restoration […]