What Is It?

Connected Futures is a curriculum designed to help students form meaningful connections with supportive adults in their lives. These mentors are a critical resource for students’ success. Students learn skills to build their own social networks.
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Who Is It For?

Connected Futures is a great resource for any student from the pre-teen years through young adulthood. The curriculum has been adapted for middle school, high school, and college students. Students select the appropriate curriculum for their educational stage.
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How it Works

Each student creates a profile and moves through four, interactive online lessons at their own pace. As they progress through the lessons, students build a Connected Futures Toolbox full of resources that are theirs to keep.
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What it Does

Research evidence shows that Connected Futures works! Students learn practical skills that give them confidence in approaching adults for the help they need to achieve their goals. Research evidence shows that these skills translate into improvements in academics and well-being.
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Who We Are

Connected Futures was developed by a team of experts in clinical and developmental psychology.
Together, we have years of experience in studying the science of positive youth development.
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Elizabeth Raposa, PhD

Elizabeth Raposa, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Fordham University
Stella Kanchewa, PhD

Stella Kanchewa, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Bellarmine University
Jean E. Rhodes, PhD

Jean E. Rhodes, PhD

Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Sarah Schwartz, PhD

Sarah Schwartz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Suffolk University