ALUMNI TOOLKIT


Today’s high school alumni are the college advocates and career mentors that will inspire your students to reach for their goals. In high school and beyond.


The Alumni Toolkit™ makes it easy to add alumni role models and real world relevance to your programs and classrooms.


  • Easy and rewarding for educators.

  • Motivating and informative for students.

  • Matched to your existing programs and activities.

  • Designed for today’s busy high schools.

  • Research backed.



 

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Research shows that alumni engagement provides students with the knowledge and motivation they need to succeed.

Alumni Toolkit™ is the alumni engagement platform that makes it easy for every educator to recruit, manage, and strategically mobilize their alumni and community partners for their student and program needs.

 

But don’t take our word for it. here’s what researchers from the University of california San Diego’s CREATE and Yankelovich center found in their program review of the alumni toolkit in action: “The educational value of alumni for public high schools

 
ALUMNI MATTER   - 76% of the  students  reported that they gained practical knowledge from alumni events and found them motivating as well.  - 100% of the  educators  and schools anticipated using alumni more in the future.  - 100% of the  alumni  said they would come back for more events if/when they were invited.

ALUMNI MATTER

- 76% of the students reported that they gained practical knowledge from alumni events and found them motivating as well.

- 100% of the educators and schools anticipated using alumni more in the future.

- 100% of the alumni said they would come back for more events if/when they were invited.

INSPIRING IMPACT   - “We conclude that two overarching benefits for students were achieved via alumni inspired events: Practical Knowledge and Inspiration”  - “Educators were excited because they saw their students learning, gaining knowledge, and sometimes comfort, from interacting with alumni.”  - “ ‘If they can do it, so can I”  was a frequent response from the student participants.”

INSPIRING IMPACT

- “We conclude that two overarching benefits for students were achieved via alumni inspired events: Practical Knowledge and Inspiration”

- “Educators were excited because they saw their students learning, gaining knowledge, and sometimes comfort, from interacting with alumni.”

- “‘If they can do it, so can I” was a frequent response from the student participants.”

EASY AND EFFECTIVE   - “Educators (even busy ones) found the Alumni Toolkit user friendly and easy to implement”  - “the Alumni Toolkit catalyzed educators interest in educationally beneficial ways at their schools”  - “We conclude that high schools tapping alumni as an educational resource is a promising new strategy that may provide much at little overall cost.”

EASY AND EFFECTIVE

- “Educators (even busy ones) found the Alumni Toolkit user friendly and easy to implement”

- “the Alumni Toolkit catalyzed educators interest in educationally beneficial ways at their schools”

- “We conclude that high schools tapping alumni as an educational resource is a promising new strategy that may provide much at little overall cost.”

 

High School alumni are a helpful, often untapped, resource of low cost, impactful, educational programming and support for high school students.

 

Educators

 

A new way to think about your alumni: a resource to help students fulfill their potential.

Alumni engagement is an easy and effective strategy to achieve your goals and empower student success. No matter what path your alumni are on, they’re uniquely qualified to inspire your students. Read more.

 
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Your recent grads are the near-peer college advocates and volunteers that will inspire students.

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Your senior alumni can provide your programs with business partnerships and internship opportunities.

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Your early career alumni can share real world success strategies and how to prepare for today’s workplaces.

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Your alumni are the diverse role models, mentors and project based learning supporters that students need.

The first real benefit is that we’re reconnecting with those students who have come through these four walls and have graduated and moved on. It’s great to reconnect with them and see what they’re doing and have them talk to our students about how their experience here helped them to get through that journey.
— Kerri-Lynn Major, Associate Principal at New Britain High School
 
 

ALUMNI:

Students want to hear about your college and career experience. 

Remember how uncertain you were in high  school?

Whether you’re in a degree program, community college, 4-year college, or in your career- the real-world knowledge and experience you've gained can help a student find their path to success.

 
 
 
 
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About Future First USA

 

Future First USA is a 501c3 nonprofit.  We are the US affiliate of Future First Global - an international consortium of high school alumni-engagement programs that support schools, educators, and students here in the US, and in the UK, Australia, Singapore, and Kenya.

Our common mission is to help public high schools strategically mobilize the greatest untapped resource in public education today- their alumni.

Read more about our work in Principal Leadership Magazine.