For Students

“When you’re a first-generation college student, you have certain constraints on you, certain pressures that can get in your way, but I could walk in on my first day at William & Mary and just be a college student and enjoy my experience. That’s because Partnership for the Future prepared me so well.”

Aliyah Wooten, PFF alumna

We want you to have the skills and knowledge you need to excel in college and your career. Our program provides comprehensive college prep and workplace training to ensure that our students receive the best preparation possible for their lives ahead.

​​​What’s It Like Being a PFF Student?

1st Summer (Rising Sophomores)

You spend a week on a college campus, attending personal and professional development workshops and learning Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills while enjoying campus recreational opportunities. You participate in community service projects that provide experiences employers like to see.

2nd Summer (Rising Juniors)

For seven weeks, you intern with one of our business sponsors four days a week or participate in our job shadow program. On Fridays, you attend workshops including Career Exploration and Study Skills.

3rd Summer (Rising Seniors)

Continue your seven-week internship (or three-day job shadow) experience, for four days a week. Each Friday, you visit a Partner College to learn about admissions, tour the campus, meet students and enjoy lunch. You also begin college application prep with essay writing workshops to develop personal statements for your college applications.

4th Summer (Rising College Freshmen)

In your final summer, you continue your final seven-week internship experience (or three day job shadow) for four days a week. On Fridays, you also attend the “Different World” workshop series to prepare you for the realities of college life and complete a community service project.