STAMFORD, Conn. -- Future 5, a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income high school students in Stamford graduate and connect to a better and sustainable education and career path, will host a special recognition event to celebrate the graduation of its high school seniors on Monday, June 13, at 5 p.m. at the Innovation Center in Old Town Hall.
A total of 39 Future 5 seniors are graduating, representing four Stamford high schools -- Westhill High School, Stamford High School, Trinity Catholic High School and AITE. Future 5’s class of 2016 will be its seventh graduating class.
Twenty-seven students committed to four-year schools including Providence College, UCONN Storrs, Springfield College, Quinnipiac University and many others. Nine plan to attend two-year colleges including Norwalk Community College. One student will enter the U.S. military and two others are undecided on their plans and will continue to work with Future 5.
Future 5 member Sebastian Neufuss, a senior at AITE, will be attending the Miami University of Ohio on a full scholarship from the Evans Scholars Foundation which provides full, four-year tuition and housing college scholarships for deserving golf caddies across the country.
Neufuss is a golf caddy at the Woodway Country Club in Darien. He will be the first in his family to receive a college degree, like many other past and present graduates of the Future 5 organization. Neufuss will double major in psychology and business.
“From athletes to engineers to artists, the Future 5 class of 2016 has it all. Our students continue to break barriers and become productive members of communities,” said Nancy Roath, co-director, college prep at Future 5.
“The Class of 2016 is filled with wonderful students who have worked hard to realize their dream of attending college. It has been such a joy to work with this great group of students on their post high school plans,” added Debbie Eagan, co-director, college prep at Future 5.
Founded in 2009, Future 5 has served over 450 students and has a 98 percent high school graduation rate.
Stamford's Old Town Hall is at 175 Atlantic St.