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This holiday, give a gift that reflects the true spirit of the season by impacting lives in our community. Shop The Gold Corner and with your purchase of select pieces of Sarah's Hope Jewelry, 20% of your purchase will be donated to Futures Unlimited, Inc.
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The Friday before school started, parents of school kids weren’t the only ones rushing around. As the sun was peeking over the horizon, Barefoot Jerry’s was open early brewing up coffee and serving breakfast to hungry patrons at a fundraising event for Futures.

“Two months ago we thought this sounded like a great idea,” Jerry Fike, owner of Barefoot Jerry’s said with a laugh. “But halfway through the breakfast we thought, ‘man this is a LOT

In December 2011, the Kansas Star Casino made a donation totaling $147,113 to seven area charities, including Futures.
The donation results from Kansas Star’s share of the net gaming revenue from the start-up controlled gaming exercise conducted prior to the casino’s opening to the public.
Futures received $21,016. The donation helped furnish and equip a home for four residents with disabling conditions, who each need a bit of help meeting the challenges of everyday life.
By: Shirley Theurer, Dir. of Childhood Programs
 Very young children (infants, toddlers, and preschoolers) need to develop good mental health. Over the first year of life, forming and maintaining attachments is a key developmental task. This task of forming secure, trusting relationships with parents and other caregivers usually develops naturally.
 When caregivers respond to children's bids for reassurance, children develop expectations that caregivers will be available for th
By: Joel Nichols, Father Involvement and Family Support Specialist
At the beginning of this school year, Futures made a commitment to focus on father engagement. As our new fatherhood program began, nobody knew exactly how many guys would show up at these events. I decided to focus on what I believe is the most important rule of being a good parent – to be there. The fathers in our program have proven they are ready and willing to do just that. Our event attendance steadily grew from 15
  Many of us remember neighborhood days filled with the voices of children building forts, digging in the dirt and climbing trees until mom called them home for dinner. Over the years, the free-play outdoor and learning days of childhood many adults recall from their youth have been replaced with indoor play, YouTube and video games. 

Prompted by mounting evidence of the importance of reconnecting children with nature, a vision was brought forth for an outdoor classroom at Futu
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2020 has been a doozy but our Futures family made the absolute BEST of it by being creative, energetic, and staying positive despite everything. This video is an end-of-year summation of a remarkable
We would like to take this opportunity to let the many direct support professionals (DSPs) who work at Futures Unlimited know how very much they are appreciated.
June 1, 2020 - COVID might have interrupted the preschool year for 109 preschoolers, but our amazing teaching staff adapted and continued to teach, lead crafts, DANCE, take field trips, and read to ki
May 1, 2020 - As we all continue to transition back to normal life (our transition will be more gradual than others) we felt it important to acknowledge what life has looked like over the past 71 days