At Future Foundation, opportunities for enrichment, learning, and fun don’t end when the school year does. We’re committed to offering fulfilling activities to youth throughout the year. Here are some of the ways we did just that over the summer.
- We offered jazz/hip-hop dance, Greek stepping and Zumba dance-fitness classes. The classes combined to perform a routine for the entire Future Foundation family, including our staff, parents and Teen Center students.
- This was another camper favorite that we brought back from the school year. Many of our returning and new students were excited about learning different styles of drawing and painting, in addition to the history of art and their artists. The students made beautiful drawings using watercolors, chalk, paint, clay and much more.
- Make Music Count was a new enrichment class we offered the campers. This class was developed by a Morehouse graduate, Marcus Blackwell. It’s part of a new creative mathematics curriculum that teaches each lesson through learning how to play a song on the piano. Each musical note that is played is derived by solving an algebraic equation. This provided our students with an exciting and fun way to learn math while strengthening their understanding of algebraic equations.
Making Right Choices. This class helps our students refine their leadership skills and understand the effects of bullying—as well as what to do when they or someone they know is being bullied.
Robotics. Adrian Shelby is the Executive Director of the Pre-K Foundation. Adrian brought his unique robotics instruction to Future Foundation by introducing our students to SeaPerch, an innovative underwater robotics program. The SeaPerch curriculum teaches students about science, technology, arts engineering and mathematics (STEAM). Throughout the project, students learned engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.