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BRIGHT FUTURES:  An Initiative To increase College and Career Access for Students

Bright Futures is a new initiative connecting adult mentors with sophomore student mentees through shared cultural and community experiences.  Bright Futures mentors guide young people to envision an enhanced future that helps them succeed in life, school and work.  As mentors build a trusting connection with mentees, they become “way showers” opening mentees minds to new ways of seeing what might be possible in career and college. Bright Futures mentees may than transition to the Palm Springs USD SMART mentor program in their junior year.


In the 2020 pilot year, Desert Hot Springs and Rancho Mirage High Schools are the target schools. The volunteer Bright Futures Advisory Board anticipates significantly expanding the number of students served in Year 2 with eventual service to all high schools in Palm Springs USD.

If you are interested in becoming a BRIGHT FUTURES Mentor, please complete the application form by clicking below

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