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Mission Statement

Futures for Children improves the quality of education for American Indian students through mentoring and training

Description

For one special group of American citizens the statistics are staggering: One-third live in poverty...nearly half are unemployed |a quarter are rural households, many on impassible roads, have no telephones, no electricity (no television), and no gas. And, of course, a personal computer is a rarity. Yet these are the shocking facts of everyday life for Native Americans. So is it surprising that 5 out of 10 of all Native American children drop out before finishing high school? That is the highest dropout rate of any ethnic group in the country; even higher (60%) in New Mexico and Arizona and it shouldn't happen here! Fortunately there is one organization committed to ensuring access to quality education for American Indian students who, along with all children, represent the future of our nation. Since 1968, FUTURES FOR CHILDREN an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based non-profit organization has ensured the right of Native American children to an education through a unique program designed around the principle of self-help. Based on three Circles of Support, the Futures for Children program provides vitally needed one-to-one encouragement by matching Native American K-12 students to mentors throughout the United States and Europe.

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http://www.futuresforchildren.org

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