The California Foundation Fund will hold its annual Futureboss program starting on April 11. Applications are now open at futureboss.org with a deadline of Feb. 15. Up to 40 student finalists will be selected to attend entrepreneurial sessions at Alliant International University.
The FutureBoss Program, chaired by Ron Morrison, mayor of National City, and organized by the Foundation’s youth entrepreneurship community council, is a collaborative effort between Alliant International University, Wells Fargo Bank, the California Foundation Fund, and 20 local organizations.
“For the past five years, our local students have been formulating incredible business models and preparing for a path to success,” said Mayor Morrison. He added, “This program identifies entrepreneurial-minded students through an integrate network of businesses and non-profits. Last year marked a new level of engagement for the program as more than 600 high school seniors applied to compete.”
The FutureBoss program includes lessons taught by professional faculty at Alliant School of Management. Students will participate in the program’s academic components, develop a viable business idea, and turn it into a business plan, which will be presented to a panel of judges. Three winners will be awarded a scholarship and an Apple Watch. The winning student will receive this year’s Ernst & Young Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
For more information on the California Foundation Fund or to make a gift to the Annual Futureboss Program, visit futureboss.org or contact the Foundation Office at 619-800-0145.
About the California Foundation Fund
The California Foundation Fund (CAFF) is an independent non-profit corporation whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty for the state’s low-income population. CAFF's team of executives in educational management, behavioral science, research and financial industries develop and execute a narrow set of high impact and replicable financial education programs within culturally similar communities. CAFF provides financial educators the tools and training required to deliver personal finance and business management instruction. CAFF fosters collaboration between community based organizations and education institutions to improve and track financial empowerment efforts. CAFF's current programs in financial capacity research, youth entrepreneurship and financial literacy instructor certification were created with the support and supervision of the California Foundation Site Council (CFSC). CFCS is a standards board created by CAFF to help expand and enhance its programs.
About Alliant International University
Alliant International University is a WASC-accredited university that emphasizes the practical application of theory and research to prepare students for professional careers in psychology and mental health, education, business and management, international affairs, forensic studies and law. Created in 2001 by the merger of two legacy institutions, its combined institutional history in higher education dates back over 100 years. Headquartered in San Diego and San Francisco, Alliant has additional campuses in Los Angeles, Irvine, Fresno, Sacramento and Mexico City with accredited programs in Hong Kong and Tokyo. For more details, visit Alliant.edu.