Next Generation & Futures sponsors first ever #TURNUPRI Participate Stipend Program

Gift cards for students who pre-reg and attend on April 17th

#TURNUPRI, a youth empowerment and leadership summit in Rhode Island, is grateful for the sponsorship from Farouk Ajakaiye, Executive Director of Next Generation & Futures, for their upcoming youth summit and career conference. This significant contribution from Next Generation & Futures is allocated towards a novel initiative — providing pre-registered participants with gift card stipends, a first in the event's history. The summit anticipates around 100 youths to pre-register, benefiting from this generous sponsorship.

About Next Generation & Futures

Next Generation & Futures, 501©3 is dedicated to underserved and under-resourced Rhode Island youth and communities with a holistic focus across mind, body, and soul to prepare them for a tech powered future. Through community collaboration and partnerships, we aim to shape brighter futures to ensure our youth can thrive in an age of fast-moving information and technology. 

Key cities of focus include Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls and East Providence towards young Black and brown men and women. 

Next Generation & Futures educational focus continues to blend and integrate:  

  • ·        STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics).
  • ·        Food, Nutrition, Empowerment & Literacy
  • ·        Youth Mentorship & Leadership
  • ·        New Media & Visual Arts with concentration on video
  • ·        Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Career and Self-awareness with a focus on Real Estate Investing & Industries of the future. 
  • ·        Health, Wellness and Athletics in youth sports. Next Generation runs the successful Team Providence Travel program – now in its seventh year - which has now  won four New England championships and four state championships while teaching youth all the above skills blending athletics with life and wealth skills. 

Executive Director:  Farouk Ajakaiye 

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