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Grant Napear: FUTURE Foundation of Sacramento
The story of Grant Napear and the FUTURE Foundation of Sacramento:
"Unique to the FUTURE Foundation program, students are selected at the end of their freshman year of high school to enter into a college scholarship agreement."
I started this foundation approximately 8 years ago with the hope of sending underprivileged students in the Sacramento area to college. To say the least, The FUTURE Foundation has surpassed my expectations.
The Foundation provides selected Sacramento area students with college scholarships and mentoring. The candidates are students who have shown significant potential during their freshman year in high school, but whose families lack the resources to pay for college. Quite often the selected students will be the first in their family to attend college. And, as such, the majority of the youth never considered college as a viable option for their future. College funding for the students includes costs for the students tuition, fees, books and supplies.
In addition to offering each student a multi-year college scholarship, the FUTURE Foundation helps students succeed by providing them with a mentor for the remaining three years in high school and for up to five years in college. The mentor is there to provide students help and moral support on various levels; From figuring out life’s tough questions to motivating, encouraging and guiding students towards graduation. Essentially, the Foundation is committed to mentoring a child for up to eight years. It's a big commitment, but definitely a worthwhile investment in the FUTURE. Participants, upon meeting the minimum requirements, will also be guaranteed enrollment to California State University Sacramento, with whom we partner.
Note: It is not the mission of the Foundation to attempt to rehabilitate teens who have habitual trouble with the law, gangs, drugs or with their academic performance and commitment.
Our main fund-raiser for The FUTURE Foundation is the Grant Napear Golf Classic - "Fairway to the FUTURE." This is held in the summer and provides a significant portion of the funding for our students.
The FUTURE Foundation is the result of many volunteers including 16 board members. We always are looking for new members and information can be found at FutureFoundationSacramento.org
Grant Napear, Founder
FUTURE = Friends United To Underwrite Regional Education
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FUTURE Foundation of Sacramento
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