Futures First

Helping Teens and Young Adults Thrive

Futures First is not just a program; it’s an exciting journey for youth aged 16-24 dealing with life’s ups and downs. We’re here to provide the tools and support you need to grow personally and professionally.

Our Services

How we help

Case Management

Begin your transformative journey with our case management. We offer initial outreach and eligibility screening, followed by informative sessions that set the stage for your future achievements.

Life Coaching

Find your path with our life coaching sessions. We focus on goal setting, skill development, and building resilience, guiding you towards achieving your personal and professional ambitions.

Professional Career Counseling

Designed to empower and guide your journey toward a successful future. Our experienced career counselors work closely with young participants to explore their interests, strengths, and aspirations. Through one-on-one sessions and tailored assessments, we can help you identify a potential career path that aligns with your passions. We provide valuable insights into various industries, job trends, and educational opportunities.

Hands-On Employment and Training Opportunities

Our goal is not only to assist you in choosing a suitable career but also to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the professional world. By offering personalized advice, goal-setting strategies, and continuous support, our professional career counseling sets the foundation for a fulfilling and rewarding career journey for each participant in our youth program.

Eligibility Criteria

About us

Building stronger communities

The April Parker Foundation, rooted in Long Beach, CA, champions transformative community initiatives. With a focus on BIPOC communities, we offer a spectrum of support services tailored to uplift individuals, families, veterans, and small enterprises. Our origins reflect a deep understanding of local needs, driving our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all our endeavors. By nurturing connections and providing essential resources, we aim to foster a resilient, thriving community where every member can realize their potential.

Meet the team

Our Inspirational Team

April Parker


John O. Parker portrait
John O. Parker

Board of Directors

Ebony Richardson

Director of Programs & Engagement

Di Mike Wang

Financial Officer


Shape Your Future with Us

Take the First Step Towards Your Dreams with Futures First