Welcome to the new Future First website!

Future First is a charity helping state schools and colleges to build thriving engaged alumni communities. As the 2016/17 academic year gets underway, we’re excited to launch our new website. Whether you are a former student, someone from a school or college, an employer, supporter or member of the public, we hope you find it easy to use and enjoy reading about the exciting work underway up and down the country.

At the core of this work is the important determination to ensure that no young person’s future is limited by their background. We know that former students can have a dramatic and inspirational effect on young people studying today. We have seen alumni transform young people’s confidence, motivation and skills. Our new website tells you about the impact of alumni in schools. It provides stories and news about schools using alumni to inspire current students and give greater insight and access to the world of work, training and higher education.

The launch of our new site comes at an exciting time for Future First. We’re growing, with more schools and employer partners, a bigger team and more alumni volunteers signed up than ever before. In 2015/16, we worked with over 400 schools and 82,850 young people and we now have more than 800,000 alumni signed up to stay in touch with their old schools. We’re looking forward to working with even more member schools, partners, alumni, teachers and staff this coming year.

If you are a former student keen to make contact with your former school or college, you will find it easy to sign up on the new site. We have also made the site welcoming for schools and colleges and for potential employer partners. If you are not already working with us, do please sign up and join us so we can build a movement together that leads to the establishment of a thriving alumni community in every secondary school and college.

As we launch Future First’s new website, we are also producing a new eBulletin. This will share news and stories from our member schools and from alumni events across the country, highlighting, in particular, the impact of relatable role models on young people. It will also provide reports of our work with employers and other partners. You can sign up here for the first of our eBulletins which will be published at the end of September.

We hope you enjoy the new website and come back often. If you have any feedback or suggestions for further information you would like to see, please do not hesitate to contact Anna Darling who has managed the development of the website from start to finish. Anna can be contacted at anna@futurefirst.org.uk.