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Our Services

Building Authentic Centers of Learning

Community-based, student-centered solutions for our most challenging education problems.
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Our Approach

Our Approach

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Profiles

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Work-Based
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Work-Based
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Capstones

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Our Approach

The Four Pillar Model

All of Future Focused Education’s work is built upon our four-pillar model. Each pillar is equally important and convergent; together they create a balanced foundation for program design that serves students and communities.
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Future Focused Education helped us tremendously. I attended every single one of their sessions. They taught us a lot about empathy interviews and how to really connect with somebody to secure that trust and that ability to allow someone to share honestly, genuinely, and sincerely how they feel.

—Bonavita Quinto-MacCallum, Ph.D.
District SEL Coordinator, Taos Municipal Schools

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The work that we’re doing with Future Focused is a game-changer. There has been a lack of imagination about how to get beyond standardized testing. Our partnership is going to impact the education sector as a whole, and hopefully serve as a model as we re-imagine things statewide in Minnesota

—Samantha Diaz,
Former Director of Public Charter Schools, Pillsbury United Communities

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As a retired teacher, I know we need to make learning more applicable and culturally relevant. As a parent, I want all students to have access to internships. As a mom of biracial children, I want them to access mentorship from people they identify with.

—Cheryl Carreon,
Education Consultant

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    Our Services


    Graduate Profile: Develop a comprehensive profile that aligns with your students’ skills and attributes, and centers youth leadership and community voice. Strategic Planning: Integrate your comprehensive profile with new learning approaches and well-being systems into your district’s plan for the future. Capstones: Re-engage students through assessment redesign, modified graduation pathways, credit recovery, and the Seal of Biliteracy. Work-based Learning: Partner to create work-based learning experiences that build reciprocal experiences for youth and employers that lift up the local community.

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    Community-Informed Graduate Profile

    A community-informed graduate profile is designed to showcase the knowledge, skills, and attributes your community wants in a graduate. We assist you with community surveys, convenings, and data collection to develop a comprehensive profile that aligns with your goals.
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    Community-Embedded Work-Based Learning

    We help you design and implement engaging internships and work-based learning programs. Real-world, paid work opportunities with local employers ignite student learning, allowing them to explore new career paths, build professional skills, and develop meaningful relationships with mentors.

    We provide support for all aspects of the internship cycle, including tech support, payroll management, insurance, and training.

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    Community-Connected Capstone Curriculum

    We can help you co-create capstone projects that build on community assets and respond to community needs. Future Focused provides in-depth modules and coaching, working with your staff to develop capstone curricula that boost learning outcomes.
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    Why Choose Us?

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    When you work with Future Focused, you can trust that you are partnering with an organization that puts your values first, and is committed to creating positive and lasting impact in your community and our state. Instead of imposing ready-made solutions, we work alongside you to meet the needs of your specific community.

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