WHO ARE WE

ABOUT US

Embrace Your Future! Embrace your Future (EYF) is an initiative that grew out of the work of the Embrace Relief Foundation, which provides relief programs within the United States and abroad.  Embrace Relief’s “Relieving Poverty Through Education” focuses on bringing educational resources to students who need it the most.

Embrace Your Future (EYF) is a comprehensive academic advising and college counseling program for at-risk high school students, especially low income students, underserved minorities and students who are the first generation to attend university.  EYF works with students and families to empower them with the tools they need to be confident college-bound students.

Mission

EYF believes that every student deserves the opportunity to attend college.  EYF works to increase college acceptance rates for at-risk students by offering an array of comprehensive supportive services that enable each student to thrive academically and meet his or her full potential.

Vision

EYF envisions a world in which every student is confident and empowered to reach his or her full potential starting with admission to college.

OUR VALUES

OUR TEAM

LEADERSHIP

We aim to assist students in establishing leadership skills by embracing their natural skill sets while building upon them in order to create long term confidence, guidance, and professional mobility.

Accountability

We insist that students understand and maintain a sense of responsibility and accountability for their successes and setbacks as they mature into young adults on their journey to academic success. Doing so allows for continual individual assessment and improvement.

HONESTY

We expect students to remain honest with themselves, their mentors, and their program directors in order to effectively achieve their desired academic success. From honest progress students can achieve all they wish to as long as they set goals and embrace their future.

civil duty

A well set goal is one that benefits others just as much as the individual. At EYF we encourage students to remain engaged with their communities and urge them to serve others in the manners in which they are able. A strong relationship with community fosters dialogue and beneficial social enrichment.

EXCELLENCE

EYF is confident in the ability for every student to achieve academic excellence. We expect all of our students to strive for the highest excellence possible and to seek out the assistance and guidance of mentors when needed.

HAPPINESS

Happiness is at the core of every value we aim to instill lin EYF students. By embracing goals, missions, and dreams that students seek most interest in, they are able to embrace their full capacity to be happy which is the epitome of a well fulfilled life.A well set goal is one that benefits others just as much as the individual. At EYF we encourage students to remain engaged with their communities and urge them to serve others in the manners in which they are able. A strong relationship with community fosters dialogue and beneficial social enrichment.

Committed Program Directors:

The program directors at EYF aim to facilitate effective and productive programing for both our student participants and their mentors. Program directors are experienced in student program facilitation and educational enrichment for both exemplary students and students that are situated in areas statistically shown to have low high school performances as well as accompanied low college retention rates.

EXEMPLARY VOLUNTEER MENTORS

EYF student mentors are selected from an array of applicants that are affiliated with, or are, students from various high performance universities in the Houston area. Volunteer mentors typically show an aptitude for both academic excellence and community enrichment. Volunteer mentors are expected to display an interest in forming long term mentor-mentee relationships with students and a regular weekly commitment. Additionally EYF mentors possess leadership skills, team building capabilities, and personable qualities that allow for smooth relationship assembly. EYF volunteer mentors are expected to report to program directors and guide student participants through their EYF experience.

Passionate Students

EYF would not exist without the presence of a need for such a program to serve dedicated and deserving high school students. EYF program participants consist of high school students selected from an array of applicants. They are students that display academic proficiencies, abilities, and strengths that could be further enhanced through participation with EYF. EYF students are expected to attend all, if not a majority, of EYF sessions and programming. EYF students are expected to work with their volunteer mentors in order to complete program tasks and goals.

EYF student mentors are selected from an array of applicants that are affiliated with, or are, students from various high performance universities in the Houston area. Volunteer mentors typically show an aptitude for both academic excellence and community enrichment. Volunteer mentors are expected to display an interest in forming long term mentor-mentee relationships with students and a regular weekly commitment. Additionally EYF mentors possess leadership skills, team building capabilities, and personable qualities that allow for smooth relationship assembly. EYF volunteer mentors are expected to report to program directors and guide student participants through their EYF experience.