FUTURE FOCUS ONLINE
Future Focus Online launches July 6. It’ll remain accessible to students until school begins this fall, allowing students to participate at their own pace.
In the past, the camp has taken place at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ downtown offices, with field trips augmenting the experience. This year’s camp will be 100 percent virtual, via a series of prerecorded videos, including entries from corporate partners such as AT&T, Bank of America and Methodist Dallas Medical Center.
Partner representatives will explain their industries, what it’s like to work at their companies, their benefits and their innovations/differences from others in their industries. Camper activities such as resume building will help prepare students for their next steps.
In addition, during the two-week period of July 6-17, college interns from Texas Capital Bank will host periodic live, interactive sessions with campers, allowing for engagement among students, potential employers and other guests. These virtual sessions are optional, but attendance is encouraged for students to gain both new information and new friends.
Since its inception, Future Focus Camp has had a profound impact on North Texas young people. As of the 2019 camp:
- 194 select students have participated in Future Focus Camp.
- After participating in mock interviews, 96 percent of participants said they felt comfortable interviewing for a job.
- 80 percent of participants identified a career they want to pursue after graduating from high school.