Our mission is to level the playing field for youth in metro Atlanta by providing quality education, health, and life skills programs. We call ourselves the Future Foundation because we encourage kids to dream about, invest in, and prepare for their futures. We prepare students and parents to have the self-confidence to envision a better life, and stand out from the cycle of negativity and hopelessness, and affect change in their lives and communities. Whether it’s tutoring, college prep, guidance toward healthy choices, or providing a safe space to make those choices, our programs help our students draw on their resilience and thrive in the face of their challenges. We offer programs to help parents build stronger families, and encourage community members to invest in our youths’ future. In this way, we build a foundation for a better future for all of us.
Who are we?
Our founder is Shareef Abdur-Rahim, a youth from East Point who went on to stardom in the National Basketball Association. Shareef knows the hardships youth face in his old neighborhood, so he decided to do something about it.
Since its inception in 2001, the Future Foundation has grown into a successful ‘second family’ for more than a thousand young people. Driven by a dedicated team of talented staff, we are nationally recognized for our innovative programs and our integrated model of service since beginning direct service in 2004.
In spite of this, there are still thousands of youth in our communities who miss out. That need and the difference we can make, drives us forward.
“By empowering youth with enriching and educational programs, the Future Foundation helps them rise above life’s challenges and grow into adults who will shape the world.”
Locations & Maps
1892 Washington Rd., East Point, GA 30344