Celebrating Over 20 Years of Service to Community Youth and Their Families
FUTURE NOW Program
Gould Residence Hall
2155 University Avenue
Bronx, New York 10453
The mission of Future Now at Bronx Community is to provide educational empowerment for out-of-school and/or formerly incarcerated youths by assisting them with:
The program's purpose is to ensure that all current students become self-sufficient leaders, who in turn, will become powerful role models for the next cohort of students, and positive contributors to themselves, their families and their communities.
Future Now works with young adults, ages 16-24. All FUTURE NOW services are free of charge. The program offers: HSE and Pre- HSE (High School Equivalency) classes; Tutoring Classes; College-Preparation Classes; Internship Placements; Vocational Training Placement. These classes are a great opportunity for students to move ahead in their education, explore their abilities and plan their future careers.
Future Now invests in every student's academic journey from obtaining their HSE diploma through college. The program offers free college enrollment and ongoing support upon completion of the TASC exam. Services include college preparatory classes, peer mentoring, internships and individual tutoring through the Robin Hood Foundation, IMPACT, Burberry, and Eckerd (formerly Henkels & McCoy). Students are provided with the necessary support to succeed at every step!
Future Now was founded in 1998 on the campus of Bronx Community College to promote the educational and vocational development of young adults residing in the Bronx. The program offers free HSE and vocational training classes, student counseling and career exploration, along with college preparation and enrollment services to students ages 16 to 24. Most students are engaged in classes and other activities 25 hours a week. This level of intensity allows students to see progress relatively quickly, which helps motivate them to persist in their studies.