About Us

Building Futures Now

Building Futures Now: Growing minds and habits for a college bound future

Our Vision
Building Futures Now believes that helping students attain a high quality education through college is the key to economic opportunity and becoming engaged and productive members of their community.

Our Mission
Building Futures Now develops the academic and interpersonal potential of underserved students beginning in the critical elementary and middle school years. We offer access to exceptional educational opportunities and long-term comprehensive support to empower students with the academic and self-advocacy skills and persistence needed to thrive in high school, college and early career.

How We’re Different
Since our founding in 1992, Building Futures Now has worked with a broad range of students starting at the age of 8 and supported them through elementary school to college. We select those students who are motivated to work hard and improve. We balance enhancing academic skills with augmenting interpersonal skills that allow our students to advocate for themselves and take ownership of their learning. In addition, we offer programming to parents to support their children in their educational journey.

Our Values
Persistence: We help every child find a path to be successful.

Commitment: We share a mutual commitment with our students. We give students access to exceptional educational opportunities and they must do the work to realize those opportunities.

Balance: We believe that social/emotional support is equally important to academics in the development of the whole child.