The Futures Fund

Through The Futures Fund, a STEAM education and workforce development program, The Walls train middle and high school for the jobs of the future. The ten-week program is administered every spring and fall by highly trained industry professionals to build a sustainable ecosystem of economic empowerment and development with youth.

In the Digital Arts program, students learn computer programming languages such as CSS, HTML, Javascript, Ruby, and Python. In the Visual Arts program, students train with photographers gaining skills and insight unavailable elsewhere. In addition, all students learn 21st century soft skills, such as critical and creative thinking, professional communication, effective collaboration, problem solving, analysis with evidential support, project management, and public speaking.

Digital Courses

Teens learn coding skills

Visual Courses

Teens learn photography skills

Fall 2019 Semester
Week Date Time
Week 1 8/31 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Week 2 9/07 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Week 3 9/21 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Week 4 9/28 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Week 5 10/05 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Week 6 10/19 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Week 7 10/26 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Week 8 11/09 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Week 9 11/16 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Week 10 - Capstone 11/23 8:30 AM - 1 PM

By developing these skills early, students are set on a path to secondary education, or a career in growing industries with higher earning potential. To date, participants have generated $30,000 in revenue through our program with internships and product sales and have launched their own startup businesses in web-design, photography, apparel design, and social media marketing.

The Futures Fund is comitted to building sustained economic development, while working towards a systemic reduction of poverty.