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Stamford's Future 5 Nonprofit Celebrates With 39 Graduates

Future 5 co-directors, college prep, Debbie Eagan and Nancy Roath stand in front of the college signing wall. Future 5 is a nonprofit dedicated to helping low income high school students in Stamford graduate. Photo Credit: Contributed
Future 5 member and AITE senior Sebastian Neufuss signs his name on the college signing wall. Sebastian will attend Miami University of Ohio this fall where he will double major in psychology and business. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Future 5, a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income high school students in Stamford graduate and connect to a better and sustainable education and career path, will host a special recognition event to celebrate the graduation of its high school seniors on Monday, June 13, at 5 p.m. at the Innovation Center in Old Town Hall. 

A total of 39 Future 5 seniors are graduating, representing four Stamford high schools -- Westhill High School, Stamford High School, Trinity Catholic High School and AITE. Future 5’s class of 2016 will be its seventh graduating class. 

Twenty-seven students committed to four-year schools including Providence College, UCONN Storrs, Springfield College, Quinnipiac University and many others. Nine plan to attend two-year colleges including Norwalk Community College. One student will enter the U.S. military and two others are undecided on their plans and will continue to work with Future 5. 

Future 5 member Sebastian Neufuss, a senior at AITE, will be attending the Miami University of Ohio on a full scholarship from the Evans Scholars Foundation which provides full, four-year tuition and housing college scholarships for deserving golf caddies across the country. 

Neufuss is a golf caddy at the Woodway Country Club in Darien. He will be the first in his family to receive a college degree, like many other past and present graduates of the Future 5 organization. Neufuss will double major in psychology and business. 

“From athletes to engineers to artists, the Future 5 class of 2016 has it all. Our students continue to break barriers and become productive members of communities,” said Nancy Roath, co-director, college prep at Future 5. 

“The Class of 2016 is filled with wonderful students who have worked hard to realize their dream of attending college. It has been such a joy to work with this great group of students on their post high school plans,” added Debbie Eagan, co-director, college prep at Future 5. 

Founded in 2009, Future 5 has served over 450 students and has a 98 percent high school graduation rate. 

Stamford's Old Town Hall is at 175 Atlantic St.

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