Our Programs

We connect talented, ambitious young people to career exploration and professional skill building. By partnering with New York City public schools and the business community, students access expanded opportunities in the working world.   

The Internship Program

High school students gain meaningful, hands-on experience working for New York City’s leading corporations, thriving small businesses, and dynamic nonprofits. 

Students smiling together.
Students gather around a desk in the workshop space

Career Development & Exploration

Students sharpen their skills in public speaking, goal setting and time management, interviewing, and resume building, in interactive workshops.

Field trips, externships, and interactive events with companies like Morgan Stanley and Zurich North America bring career exploration to life.

Urban Leadership Fellows Program

In partnership with the The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., Futures and Options offers an immersive six-week program for students to learn more about the Municipal Finance industry.

ULF program participants in Albany
Alumni attend a career event at Apollo

Alumni Engagement Program

Futures and Options program alumni access continued work-readiness, career exploration, mentorship, one-on-one coaching, and networking opportunities  as they navigate applying to college and prepare for their future careers.

College Guidance Initiative

High school juniors and seniors learn about and prepare for college and post-secondary opportunities through monthly workshops and one-one-one counseling.

Student being interviewed

Meet Our Alumni

“Having people in the program who are just as motivated as you to succeed brings out the best in me, especially when I can collaborate with them.”

—Tekla Chew, Morgan Stanley Externship, Spring 2022

Tekla Chew, Futures and Options alum