The L.A. Futures Academy is a work-based learning program that serves public high school students of Los Angeles County. The program partners with underserved schools and major creative companies to prepare students for success in college and career. It does so by strengthening skills and motivation through professional mentorships, job role exposure and student-driven public service projects. Since it was inaugurated in 2000, the L.A. Futures Academy has served hundreds of upper-level high school students and now incorporates John Muir High School, Dorsey High School, James Foshay Learning Center and Long Beach Polytechnic High School. In a specially-designed college-level model, John Muir High School will be partnered with Art Center College of Design’s Advertising Department this Spring!