After graduating Brother Rice in 2009, Kenneth Furlough went on to play Division I football at Georgetown University. Along with being a dominant force as a wide receiver on the football field, Furlough proved to be an industrious student when he graduated Georgetown in 2013 with a degree in Psychology and a concentration in Pre-Med. He was actively involved at Georgetown with numerous extracurricular activities such as working as an administrative assistant at Georgetown’s psychology department. He is now creating a foundation which raises awareness of the importance of education to the inner-city youth of Chicago.
Furlough’s foundation, called Intangibles of Life, will promote the importance of education as well as physical and mental wellness to the children in underprivileged areas. Along with the promotion of educational awareness, Intangibles of Life will establish the development of scholarships for these children.
Furlough’s foundation will help give a chance to those children who might otherwise struggle to receive a good education. Within Intangibles of Life, Furlough is forming a program called Everyone Has a Shot. Through Everyone Has a Shot, marginalized children will be given opportunities to converse with professionals within the medical field as well as men and women within other prominent vocations. Furlough believes that creating a dialogue between the children and professionals within a prominent field of employment will promote to the youth the importance of pursuing a concrete occupation. “Ultimately, I believe that this foundation and its mission will decrease retention rates, create a more fun and diverse environment for education, and give the youth in Chicago an avenue for a more constructive and positive lifestyle,” stated Furlough.
Furlough is currently enrolled at DePaul University in the College of Science and Health to prepare him for medical school in the fall of 2014. He is also working on a website that will launch Intangibles of Life that will be released this winter. As he studies biology in preparation for medical school, Kenneth Furlough is striving to give marginalized children the possibility of future success that they deserve.