For many young adults, the route from high school to college is strewn with financial obstacles and daunting choices. Now imagine making that transition as a first-generation, remedial-level student facing challenges like homelessness, trauma, and poverty. Each year, Future Link works with 300 vulnerable Montgomery County youth, helping them navigate the path to a promising career. The multi-year program kicks off with a 15-week college level seminar that empowers students and equips them with essential workplace skills. Next comes a suite of individualized services – mentorships, paid internships, scholarships, professional networks – to help students finish college or trade school and advance professionally. Impressively, participants hold a 70% academic persistence rate – higher than the county average for all students. Each year, dozens attain college degrees, professional certifications, and full-time employment. For youth fighting the odds, your support opens doors.