Future Leaders United After-School Enrichment and Mentoring Program
Future Leaders United After-School Enrichment and Mentoring Program exposes the student scholars to STEM Education, College Readiness, Life after high school, Leadership through service to the community. Bridging the gaps in both educational and mentoring needs of our Community using a holistic approach. In our after-school program, we have 30-60 students. On average our students when graduating high school have been accepted to these schools like but not limited to: Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Bethune Cookman University, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU), Florida State University (FSU). Howard University, Morehouse College, Rollins College, Claflin University, Virginia State University,
Savannah State University, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, Johnson & Wales University, Johnson C. Smith University, Dillard University, University of Tampa, University of Miami, Stetson University, Hofstra University, Agnes Scott College, etc. Starting in 2017 the United Foundation of Central Florida, Inc. create a scholarship fund for our graduating seniors and will continue doing this as one of the awards they receive upon completion of the program. Helping them with their school fees, we will be following our students throughout their 4 years of college and to be a permanent support system to see them through.
Throughout the year the students have met with Mayors, Commissioners, State Reps., State Attorneys, Congresswomen/Congressman, Police Chief's and Orange County Sheriff, etc. We created the first Youth Advisory Board with Community Action Centers the Pine Hills location, they have planned and implemented several workshops. The workshops are open to the community specifically targeted to the youth. The workshops are but not limited too: Drug/Violence Prevention, CPR, Job Preparedness, Financial Literacy, and a Know Your Rights. These students seeking to learn new things so that they could help teach it to their fellow youth of the community. Our students of Future Leaders United, being servants of the community. Speaking with elected officials, representatives from the several transportation authorities giving their input on the changes that will be coming to their communities. Committing themselves to service participating in Turkey Drives, the Taste of Pine Hills, as well as gathering together on Christmas Eve giving away toys to the youth of our community. They've also participated in Black History Competitions, STEM programs, college tours, community service, etc.
ORLANDO, Fla. - A group of about 27 Pine Hills students are in Washington, D.C., on Thursday ahead of Saturday's "March for Our Lives" rally.
The 27 students all attend Evans High School and are in a Pine Hills-based after-school program called Future Leaders United, through the United Foundation of Central Florida.