4WARD is operated 100% by volunteers and generates its funding from two annual fundraising events, corporate sponsorship and local grants. Our goal for 2018 is to award three scholarships totaling $15,000. Additionally, 4WARD is creating a Rescue Fund in 2018 of $2,000 to help assist alumni of the program through their next academic or career endeavor. Finally, 4WARD is fundraising to provide a professional wardrobe for our mentees with a $1,500 seed fund. Our fiscal year 2018 expenses will be $18,500.