When people ask me, “What makes Future 5 different?” I often start with the fact that we attract students who are ready and willing to take positive steps with their lives. But, I also feel that the 50+ volunteer coaches that arrive on our doorstep each day to connect with our students are a powerful differentiator.
Our coaches include retired execs from IBM, Sikorsky, an artist, a set designer, a RN, a Westhills graduate with a Master’s in education policy, an IT teacher, a Spanish language tutor, employees from PWC, Towers Watson, Stamford Hospital, GenRe as well as many entrepreneurs and experienced parents.
Our coaches may help with a college essay, giving tips for an upcoming job interview, or having an honest discussion of personal “gremlins” that are holding a student back. Sometimes it is to give math help or sharing fitness advice or simply someone to lend an ear over a slice of pizza and to ask, “what’s up?” Motivated students may be at the heart of Future 5, but it is the patience and persistence of our coaches that make them our soul.
Clif McFeely, Founder/Director