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Unlocking Futures, Inc.

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


183 Larch AveTeaneck, NJ 10066 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The vision of Unlocking Futures is to break the cycle of poverty, exclusion and endemic adversity for youth and young adults from underfunded and underserved communities. Our mission is to transform the outlook of high school students from one of closed doors to one of possibility, through coaching and mentoring, and to include parents and family members in the transformation


Unlocking Futures, formally known as Youth at Risk is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven organization committed to transforming the chaotic lives of young people through persistent and compassionate mentoring. Since 1985, Unlocking futures has helped HS students make college an option: we take them from failing grades to passing grades; and/or passing grades to top grades. We give them tools to win in life such as a Goal-directed focus and Shift at-risk behaviors to responsible behaviors


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by Terrence P. (April 15, 2010)
I have been looking for awhile to get involed with a youth volunteer program. Although I grew up in a great home with a wonderful family back ground. I always seem to wonder what or how or who would I be if I didn't. I often see kids on the streets that come from broken homes and my heart goes out to them. Sometimes I speak, just to start small talk, to find out how theirs live have been and how can I change the bad to good in their lives. I find that a great deal of them are very smart and know to some degree what they want to do in life. But I also find that there is no support in their homes or in theirs live at all to give them that push. Thats where I feel that I come in. I find that a lot of them that I speak with have no fathers. I grew up all my life without mine, so I can truly feel their pain. I want to be that example to them, to show them that life goes on, and although we are our fathers childen we are not their choices. but we still can have life and live it.

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