Future First programme is designed to achieve the main objective of the youth strategy which is to engage the youth, change their perception and encourage a banking relationship with FirstBank. Future First through two expressions- Career Counseling and Financial Literacy focuses on empowering secondary school students between the ages of 13 and 17years old in JSS 3 to SS2. The key objective is to help build fulfilling careers for students and better equip them with the tools and knowledge for long-term financial independence.
Future First programme was launched in the last quarter of 2013 in partnership with Lagos Empowerment and Resource Network (LEARN) and Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN). As with all our programmes, Future First is also implemented through a structured Employee Volunteering Scheme (EVS) where the our employees offered their time and knowledge in enlightening high school students in Lagos State on Financial Literacy and Career Counselling. Over 1000 students have benefitted from the programme and our target for 2014 is to enrich the lives of 10,000 students.