Frequently Asked Questions



What is Future Next?
Future Next Corporation, also known as FNC, is a non profit organization. We provide fun, interactive, and educational after school and summer enrichment programs for children and teens. FNC's ultimate objective is to help potential at-risk youth create a vision for their future by reinforcing what is being taught in the classroom, teaching positive life skills planning, identifying action steps for an enhanced, healthier way of living, and helping participants overcome roadblocks often not associated with the classroom in which prevents children from achieving their goals. We offer a wide variety of resources such as tutoring, small group activities, workshops, academic guidance, and the importance of community service. Our goal is to build the whole child while supporting young people to become successful in and outside the classroom. Also, we encourage and provide support to youth to complete/prepare for a higher education after high school.

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Why are after school and summer programs important?
These programs are crucial to our youth, families, and communities. A lack of positive programming and activities for low- to median-income families during the day can create an ideal situation and opportunities for youth to get into trouble. FNC students increase their study skills and knowledge during these core hours of the day. After school programs creates an opportunity for students to learn basic skills and techniques or maybe pick up a new skill. It is our objective to raise awareness and keep children engaged, learning, and exploring career/ higher education options well before they reach high school.

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How does Future Next reach the need in the community?
With communities facing severe budget cuts in education and school resources, there's never been a more important time to raise awareness of the after school issue and get our communities involved in helping to narrow the educational achievement gap than now. We reach the need of the community by providing affordable and effective after school and summer programs that are free or at low cost to qualifying families. FNC also focuses on teaching youth the importance of being involved in their community and having a voice. Keeping youth actively involved helps reduce the risk of youth getting into less productive activities during these crucial hours of the day.

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Who do we serve?
We serve children and teenagers ages 4 through 20, as well as their families.

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Who benefits from our program?
Students, Parents, and Community all benefits from our programs. Students benefit by having an outlet outside of home and school. This creates an opportunity for students to build social skills, confidence and interest in learning new things. This allows students to apply techniques they learn while attending our programs to make better choices and apply them in real life situations whether they are at home or at school. Parents benefit by having an affordable, safe, reliable, and loving place they can drop their children off. We monitor each of our student's progress during our programs. We constantly keep an open ongoing two way communication with our parents. This helps both our parents and students build trust while helping identify and address our parents concerns as well as our students. Community benefits by having youth and adult involvement to help address concerns that plague our community. When everyone is involved, it creates a dynamic collaboration that solves problems and the concerns that effect the community. Ultimately, it keeps children engaged in positive activities and less time being idle.

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Where do these programs take place?
Our programs take place in a public school facility. Our programs are in a safe and nurturing environment. All programs are coordinated and lead by professional educators, staff and volunteers.

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Can you guarantee space for students?
No. Due to the growing popularity of the programs, and its criteria, we cannot guarantee any child's automatic acceptance into program. Programs are made possible based on available funding, volunteers, and resources.

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How can a student be referred?
FNC loves referrals. That's how we are able to reach more students that can benefit from our services. A person can start by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and send us that parent(s) or students name and email. That's it! We do the rest by promptly following up with that parent and or student.

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Can a student enroll in multiple programs?
Yes, as long as we have on file a program registration application which includes student commitment agreement and also a master parental consent form. It is imperative that students understand their commitment in the programs which outlines behavior, attendance, and attitude a child should demonstrate while enrolled in a FNC program. This applies to all programs regardless of duration of program whether its 4 weeks or 12 weeks long. For example, if a student signs up for a program, it is everyone's expectation that the child is present each day/week to ensure that child is benefiting from the program. It is crucial to be engaged, present, and with the attitude for learning. Each program carries a minimum and maximum student capacity. Typically, our programs carry a max of 20 participants. If a child meets all program criteria, successfully submitted all the necessary documents and receives an acceptance but doesn't show up, that doesn't allow child number 21, who was/is seriously interested, the opportunity to participate due to program participant max being reached. So, yes a child can enroll in multiple programs. However a commitment is required. If attendance and behavior is an issue this may affect future enrollment into programs. Attendance, behavior, and classroom participation are monitored throughout the duration of all programs.

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What is your capacity to accept new students?
FNC is currently reevaluating its current acceptance criteria. In the past, we served students on a first come first serve basis and relied on parent feedback of what their child most struggles with as well as reviewing student's report card. This was done by parents completing a parent questionnaire. Each program requires a questionnaire to be completed by an adult parent or caretaker. Recently, we have decided to implement referrals based on the school recommendation by working with the school, its teachers, and counselors to determine which students could best benefit from our programs on a case by case basis. We will allot 60% to referrals from the schools and the other 40% to parents that demonstrate a hardship and/or need for the program.

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What is your process for student enrollment?
FNC's process is very simply and clear. We schedule/conduct a kick-off meeting which invites all parents to come out and learn more details about the upcoming program. This meeting is conducted and lead by the program coordinator/lead and volunteers participating in program. All registration information such as consent forms are made available during this meeting and online. Once forms are collected/ submitted, they are then screened, reviewed, and verified. In the past, all enrollment was based on first come, first serve basis criteria.

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How can you help?
We have created a number of ways you can help support and move our mission forward. You can volunteer by tutoring or mentoring a child; you can sponsor an event or program; you can make a personal check and send to: Future Next Corporation P.O.Box 601 White Plains, MD 20695 or a secure online donation by clicking here to see a complete list of options. It doesn't matter how small every bit makes a difference!

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