Planning for the Future

The Planning For the Future Program at UWM hosts an Academic Year and Summer Program for students in the 6th-8th grade. PFF offers a range of academic sessions including after-school tutoring, reading clubs, academic competitions, and hands-on workshops.

Academic Year 2023-2024

Students who have been accepted to the PFF Academic Year program will take part in the following courses during the Spring 2024 Semester.

Spring 2024 Semester
Students will learn the definition of mindfulness and how it can be used in their academics.

Students will be instructed in a Spanish One or Advanced Spanish Course offered by UWM Quest Project.

Architecture and Community Design
Students will learn the basics to Architecture and how it impacts community design through the use of LEGO.

Closing Ceremony
The PFF Closing Ceremony will take place on May 3rd 2024. Students will work to build community based architecture designs out of LEGO. Judges will be present to choose which group of students have the best designs.

Summer 2024

Summer Camp 2024 will take place from July 15-August 9th. We currently have reached capacity for our summer camp but hope to see you next summer!

Policies and Fees

Students who are eligible for free/reduced school lunch may receive a Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Scholarship to cover the cost of the program. A DPI Pre-College Scholarship Application will be provided as part of the registration application.  Scholarships will be awarded upon completion of both Section I and Section II of the DPI application.
DPI PreCollege Scholarship

Summer Camp Questions and Answers
What dates does Planning For the Future operate on?
Planning For the Future will operate online July 15th-July 18th with an in-person field trip on July 19th.

Does attendance matter?
Yes! For students to participate in PFF Friday Field Trips they MUST attend all days during the week. If your student is sick or has an appointment you MUST call or email for an excused absence request.

Are students supervised during this program?
Students are supervised at all times during this program.

What do the UWM dorms look like?
Planning for the Future students will spend the night in UWM Residence halls on July 26th into the 27th. The UWM Residence Hall Sandburg Hall is different than many other “dorms”. This Residence hall does NOT have shared bathrooms but has a bathroom located in the Suite. Pictures and online tour can be found here.

What do I need to bring to Planning For the Future?
Nothing! We will have everything your student needs!

Does my student need to bring extra money for Planning For the Future?
Students will be given a living stipend during the week. This will allow the students to purchase lunch daily. They might even have some extra funds for snacks or UWM Swag. No extra money is necessary for the student.