Disrupting
 the cycle

of poverty, one student 
at a time.

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The Future Foundation started as an afterschool program in some of Atlanta’s most underfunded schools. Now, it has grown into a paradigm-shifting network that changes the lives of South Fulton’s 6th-12th graders—and the underserved communities in which they live—for the better.

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THE FUTURE FOUNDATION

BY  THE
NUMBERS

100%

High school
graduation rate

for participating students (compared to 80.6% for their peers at the Foundation’s main target high school)

5100

MEALS SERVED TO FF FAMILIES

during the Covid-19 pandemic, when the Foundation pivoted to provide emergency support

550

students served annually

in the South Fulton schools, ranging in age from sixth through 12th grade

6

years the future foundation

has been researching, testing, and refining its groundbreaking Second Family model

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What is

THE SECOND-FAMILY
 MODEL?

An innovative, replicable, poverty-disrupting network that is the secret to the Future Foundation’s staggering success.

Research shows that the involvement, encouragement, and support of one non-parental adult in a child’s life is a defining factor that can propel them to success as an adult.

At the Future Foundation, we supply middle and high school students with an entire community of supportive adults—a second family—from teachers and tutors to executives in the corporate, executive, and nonprofit sectors.

Through afterschool and summer programs, corporate visits, and family support sessions, Future Foundation students build a network of caring adults and broaden their vision for their futures.

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Are you a student, parent, teacher, or volunteer eager to become part of our life-changing community?

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Are you a student, parent, teacher, or volunteer eager to become part of our life-changing community?

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Are you a student, parent, teacher, or volunteer eager to become part of our life-changing community?

Future Foundation Names Ronnette V. Smith Chief Executive Officer

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Future Foundation hosts their 5th Annual Keep It 100% Event

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