For many young adults, the route from high school to college and career is strewn with financial obstacles and daunting choices. Now imagine making that transition as a first-generation, remedial-level student facing challenges like homelessness, trauma, and poverty. Each year, Future Link works with 300 Montgomery County young adults, helping them navigate the path to a promising career. The program begins with a 15-week college-level seminar that empowers students and equips them with essential workplace skills. Next comes a suite of services — mentorships, paid internships, career exploration, scholarships, and professional networks — to help students finish college or trade school and enter the workforce. Impressively, participants hold a 75% academic persistence rate — higher than the county average for similar students. Each year, dozens attain college degrees, professional certifications, and full-time employment. For youth fighting the odds, your support opens doors.