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Sometimes it’s harder to make plans for the future, like whether to stay in school, or to move into your own apartment, than to make decisions in the present, like what to wear or what to eat for dinner. Planning for the future means that you need to think about many different things that might happen, and make a good choice about how to get to where you want to go.

Planning for the future usually requires a lot of information about the possible outcomes of a choice you might make. Your supporters can help collect that information, give it to you in a way that you understand, and help you weigh your choices.

What happens in the future also depends on many small choices that you make along the way. So if you decide you want to go on in school, you will need to work hard in the present, learn about schools that have good programs for you, figure out how to pay for school, decide where you will live, and many other things. Having supporters to help you think all this through and to encourage you to take the steps you need to reach your goal, will make it much more likely that your plans will actually come true.