The Institute for Bright Futures has developed a proven educational program that has long-standing success working with at-risk high school students. The program works closely with these students to keep them engaged by offering vocational apprenticeship and training during high school. These students acquire both college and high school credit with the Bright Future program, earning both industry certificates and a high school diploma. After graduation, Bright Future helps students transition to gainful employment providing a living wage or further education.
High school students enter college level training programs in high school.
The college courses are funded using the dual enrollment funding from state or local levels model. There is no cost to the student.
Credits count for both college certificate programs and high school graduation requirements.
Bright Future provides wrap-around support, ensuring that students gain the maximum benefit from the opportunity.
Bright Future also provides case management and support for the transition to post-secondary instruction.
Bright Future students graduate high school at a rate of 85%, as contrasted with 76% for the general population in WA State.
Bright Future students earned professional certificates at a rate of 69%, as contrasted with only 27% of community college students.
Bright Future students represent a greater level of diversity, representing students of color, special education students, low-income, and other at-risk categories of students.
Bright Future helps districts and schools meet the new Common Core graduation requirements.
Institute for a Bright Future is dedicated to replicating the Bright Future program, enabling a greater number of students to be served.
Establishing a Bright Future program may be initiated by either a public school district or community college.
Founder Reza Khastou prepares and presents information for all stakeholders.
Reza negotiates an interlocal agreement between the agencies, and drafts a Memo of Understanding (MoU).
Once the MoU is signed by all parties, a Bright Future advisor is selected or hired.
Reza and Institute for a Bright Future provides staff training, modeling student recruiting, advising, and case management.
After a maximum of 2 years, the program is self-sustaining. Institute for a Bright Future remains available for consultation as needed.
Bright Future Dollars for Scholars appreciates your generosity. The Bright Future administration and the Board of Directors review students' needs every quarter. Your partnership means that the cost of a book or a uniform will not keep a Bright Future student from achieving his or her goals.