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Future Leaders Liberty Partnerships Program

Future Leaders

SUNY Niagara is home to one of forty-seven highly successful programs throughout New York State. Sponsored by a Department of Education Grant, the Future Leaders Liberty Partnerships Program currently serves over 280 students throughout Niagara County. For more information about enrollment and partner school sites, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.

Future Leaders affords students and families a foundation to a successful and engaging school experience. Future Leaders designs programming around the individualized needs and goals of our students, assisting them throughout high school and transitioning them into a college or career pathway.  We provide a team during and/or after school for: academic support, goal setting, motivational guest speakers, community engagement activities, self-awareness building, college visits, career/college planning, internships, soft skills development, service learning, and wellness activities. Liberty Partnerships also continues to offer a wide range of these services throughout the summer. We at Future Leaders are invested in each student, having a positive impact on graduation rates and increased school engagement.  We believe in building positive relationships and in doing so, each student becomes their best self, a Future Leader.


  • Career awareness and exploration
  • College tours
  • Community engagement
  • Field trips
  • Job shadowing
  • Mentoring
  • Parental engagement
  • SAT exam preparation
  • Service learning
  • Summer and Saturday enrichment programming
  • Transition programming for students entering middle school, high school, college or entry-level careers.
  • Tutoring

Goals of Future Leader

  • Achieve academic success
  • Actively participate and engage in learning opportunities
  • Develop a sense of identity and belonging
  • Maintain a good attendance record
  • Take advantage of opportunities to become actively involved in surrounding communities
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Future Liberty Partnerships Program

Meet Our Staff

Andrea Modeste

Andrea Modeste

Project Director

Caroline Szegda

Assistant Director

Katie McFadden

Assistant Director

Allen Booker SUNY Niagara Case Manager

Allen Booker

Case Manager

Cierra Samanka

Cierra Heschke

Case Manager

Frank Orfano

Frank Orfano Jr.

Case Manager

Susan Sprague

Case Manager

Headshot of SUNY Niagara employee Morgan Wagner

Morgan Wagner

Case Manager


Future Leaders Liberty Partnerships Program
Phone: 716-614-6892