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TFI’s design and approach reflect the principles of positive youth development, applying these principles to the particular challenges and barriers facing young men of color. During each TFI program year, a team of staff, mentors, and partners delivers a diverse array of out-of-school activities and supports (including academic enrichment and skill development, college guidance and preparation, and professional and leadership development) all explicitly aimed at helping fellows complete high school, persist in college, and succeed in their subsequent careers.

 

TFI’s asset-based approach emphasizes skill building, socioemotional health, and personal development in key areas that contribute to academic success including planning and goal setting, decision making, collaboration, communication, self-awareness, and accountability. This is achieved through ongoing coaching from the program managers and mentors, as well as structured peer learning and supportive experiences.

TFI Houston 2021-22 Timeline

ROLLING ADMISSIONS

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL PROGRAM IS FULL

SATURDAY SESSIONS BEGIN

APRIL 24, 2021

SATURDAY SESSIONS OCCUR

APRIL 24-JUNE 5, 2021

SUMMER FLOs OCCUR

JUNE 12-JULY 31, 2021

TFI FELLOWS RECONVENE FOR 2022 PROGRAM

AUGUST 2021

TFI PARTICIPANT BENEFITS

TFI leaders and staff respect the level of investment that each Fellow must commit to.  In return, TFI Fellows will receive:

​Four dedicated staff members available to Fellows during and after programming

Individual Mentors from professional community

Therapy and Counseling services

College Advising and Application Support

​Four dedicated staff members available to Fellows during and after programming

Individual Mentors from professional community

Therapy and Counseling services

College Advising and Application Support

This is not an exhaustive list! When additional resources, support, and opportunities are needed, TFI will provide them.

SUPPORT

​Four dedicated staff members available to Fellows during and after programming

Individual Mentors from professional community

Therapy and Counseling services

College Advising and Application Support

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OPPORTUNITIES

College Visits

Wilderness Expeditions

International Travel

Career Immersion

Fun!

Beach Days, Waterparks, Sporting Events, Performances, Movie Nights...

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RESOURCES

Full Business Suit, Professional Attire and Grooming Supplies

Laptop Computer and Accessories

TFI-branded gear

Breakfast and Lunch during Saturday Sessions

SAT Prep Course

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