Future Ready

*Future Ready enrollment is currently at capacity. Our application process is on hold until Sept. 2022. Check back periodically for updates.*

We Help Teens Chart Paths To Graduation and Successful Futures

Future Ready is our year-round program for students in grades 6 through 12. Tutoring promotes academic achievement, college and career enrichments expose students to college and career pathways and build social-emotional skills. Students complete 30 hours of job-readiness training and are placed in jobs with our Employer Partners. Every teen works 1:1 with a Navigator to plan the future of their choice.


Future Ready

Future Ready prepares students grades 6-12 for lifelong success. They receive year-round academic and navigation support as they develop job and life skills. Students work with their Navigator to chart a personalized college and career plan, and we work with employer partners to match students with jobs. Once placed, we continue to develop students as employees through workshops, hands-on learning experiences, and academic support.

Eligible students live in the City of Rochester and currently attend more than 20 different schools.

Now enrolling for 2021-2022. Click here to enroll your child today. *You will also have to fill out a parent waiver and consent form here.*

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How Does Future Ready Benefit Teens?

- Job-readiness certification and job placement (Employer Partners include: Wegmans, URMC, Renewal by Andersen, Rochester Regional Health, Seabreeze)

- Free, safe, fun afterschool and summer programs

- Tutoring and homework support with certified teachers; Regents, SAT, ACT test prep (100% graduation rate since we began in 2019!)

- Daily 1:1 mentoring and college/career pathway development with staff “Navigators”

- College and workplace tours; and local & out-of-state trips

- Lifechanging guest speakers; connections with diverse community and business leaders

- Cooking education and culinary exposure; daily meals and emergency food supports

- FREE Drivers Education & Driving Hours, YMCA Jr. memberships

- Lifelong friendships and sooo much fun!!

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FREE Academy

More than 150 teens are prepared for jobs each year with 30+ hours of Future Ready Employment Education (FREE) Academy. FREE Academy provides 1:1 support, job and life skills training, invaluable experiences, and friends to last a life time. Students are required to maintain a 2.5+ GPA while working and must have a 90% school & program attendance rate. They are ready for roles with Wegmans, University of Rochester Medical Center, and Renewal By Andersen!

*You don't have to be in Future Ready in order to register for FREE Academy!***

Upcoming Sessions:

September Session: 9/17 @ 9:30am-4pm | 9/19-9/22 @ 4:30-8pm

- Deadline for Registration: 5/26/22

October Session: 10/22 @ 9:30am-4pm | 10/24-10/27 @ 4:30-8pm

- Deadline for Session Registration: 10/19/22

November Session: 11/12 @ 9:30am-4pm | 11/14-11/17 @ 4:30-8pm

- Deadline for Session Registration: 11/9/22

Register Today: bit.ly/FREEacademy

Want to become an employee partner? Click here for more information.

Current Employee Partners

  • Renewal by Andersen
  • Wegmans
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Rochester Regional Health
  • Seabreeze
  • Rochester Museum and Science Center
  • Selby Marketing
  • City of Rochester
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Interested In A Partnership?

We welcome the opportunity to partner with schools and organizations to develop Rochester's next movers and shakers. To discuss partnership please contact Cara Fitzgerald at 585-704-9081 or by email.