In today’s digital-driven age, teenagers are growing up in a world that is vastly different from that of our own adolescents. The internet and social media have become integral parts of their lives, offering opportunities for learning, connection, and self-expression. However, this new digital world comes with its own set of risks, from online predators […]
For those who are familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, you might recognize esteem as the fourth level of human needs. We need to feel a sense of respect, appreciation, and worth, both from others and within. When we are not given the opportunity to develop esteem, the ripples are felt far beyond our family, social circles, and community.
About two weeks ago marked the Fourth of July holiday for 2023. While the world continues with its business each year, the United States of America celebrates and recognizes this day as our founding fathers’ declaration of freedom—a political, economic, and symbolic severance from the British and the birth of a new nation. But today, what does this holiday truly mean? Some claim it is a celebration of patriotism and nationalism—pride.
Written by Salmoncain Smith-Shomade Collegiate Intern – Future Foundation, Inc Who are fathers? Of course, people recognize fathers worldwide by many names in many languages. In the United States, we know them as Dad, Daddy, Pop, Grandad, Old Man, Stepfather, and by hundreds of other descriptors. But one common element unites these figures—their unconditional love […]
Dear Friends, One of the proudest moments of my life was in July of 2022 when The Future Foundation Board of Directors asked me to step into the role of Chief Executive Officer. Having lived in the Atlanta area and having helped my own family through difficult moments, I knew that the work of the foundation mattered […]
What better way to ring in the 2022 school year than with a party?! The Back to School Block Party was an absolute joy. We were thrilled to see so many faces from the community, new and old, come out and support our work. As always, this served as a great opportunity to connect with […]