Future Grads

Future Grads is a college counseling program first-generation BGCP high school students. As a Future Grads College Coach, your role is to provide support and navigation support through the college application process for your mentee/s. Senior year deadlines are fast and furious. Students often need another caring adult (in addition to Future Grads staff) to help them persevere. This opportunity is a great fit for a volunteer looking to make a deep and personable impact.

We are seeking coaches who are passionate about supporting a first-generation college student and can be their cheerleader through the process. The beauty of the role is that you do not need to be an expert, just willing to learn and keep your mentee/s accountable. The biggest thing we are looking for is time commitment, as this is a year-long opportunity where coaches meet weekly with students for at least an hour per student.

Click on the video below to see what you could make possible.

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Help students identify what matters to them in a college

  • Support students in researching and applying to the best-fit colleges

  • Help edit college and scholarship essays

  • Support their college application and financial aid process

  • Help to ease student anxieties about being able to "make it" in college


Program Outline:

  • We ask Future Grads College Coaches to make a one-year commitment

  • Begins in June of each year

  • Coaches can expect to spend 1-2 hours per week for one year working with their High School Senior students, though some weeks could be heavier/lighter

  • Meeting times are flexible; students and Coaches will find the best days and times to connect (typically 4pm-8pm)

  • BGCP supports Future Grads College Coaches through Coach Academies: monthly informational meetings that keep coaches informed on senior year deadlines, and will consist of training for coaches to be best equipped to support students


Although the year-long commitment may seem daunting, the results are most gratifying and worth the time. If you are interested in this opportunity please fill out the application and you will be contacted with next steps.