A RealTalk ATL Ambassadors Community Service Project, our ambassadors are collecting, sorting, shipping and distributing books to students of all ages in Africa. Books for Africa's goal is to end the book famine in Africa. … [Read more...] about REALTALK ATL ASSIST BOOKS FOR AFRICA!
On Tuesday 7/15/2014 the teens were invited to participate in Siemens Science Day. George Buchanan, a Future Foundation Board Member, taught the teens all about windmills and how they operate. They learned that “Wind turbines”, the modern equivalent of the windmill, are usually grouped into large collections of units to produce electricity. These are called wind power plants, or wind farms. They are generally located in agricultural areas where large plots of land are available, and agricultural activities are undisturbed by their action. Often located in windy areas of the country, they can also be constructed offshore to make use of winds that sweep over the bodies of water. Wind-powered … [Read more...] about SUMMERTIME STEM @ SIEMENS
How will you make it matter? This was the question posed to our Future Foundation’s Real Talk Ambassadors. The Georgia Teen Institute provided teens the space to become leaders in their own community. GTI is a week of fun and teamwork in a college setting. The week was filled with team meetings, new friends, challenging tasks, and activities. The student leaders are already deciding why their topic of choice is so important with their “but whys”. In a team building workshop, our leaders had to complete a task while staying focused. This task taught us that we have to work together to accomplish a task even though it can be hard. General Sessions were always fun with door prizes of … [Read more...] about Future Foundation travels to the Georgia Teen Institute
One in a series of profiles of the people who make our work possible. Javana is Program Manager of our Reef House Learning Center. Her recent graduation from Atlanta Technical College with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Business Administration helped motivate Future Foundation students to focus on their own high school graduation. Javana also has certification in Child Development from Laney and Merritt College in Oakland, California, and earned her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential from Spelman College. Where do you live? College Park Describe your current activities at Future Foundation. I serve as the Program Manager of the Reef House Learning Center, where … [Read more...] about Stakeholder Spotlight: Javana Monson-Hodges
On April 14, the Atlanta Hawks took on the Charlotte Bobcats at Philips Arena. But the night wasn’t just about basketball—it was also a way to recognize the success of our 2014 graduating seniors by acknowledging their academic achievement in a very public way. The event really began on March 28, when Atlanta Hawks mascot Harry the Hawk came to the Reef House Learning Center to lead a Pep Rally. Then, before the game on April 14, fans and onlookers watched as 12 youth were recognized for their academic achievements. Future Foundation Board Chairman Eric Barnum spoke and presented two youth with special court level seats. Future Foundation staff then joined the students and their families … [Read more...] about Future Foundation Night recognizes graduating high school seniors
If both halves of the brain are not processing at the same speed and working together, the entire body is not functioning as a whole or at its best. That’s the theory behind Brain Balance, which was introduced to Future Foundation in 2013. The program, which started with four boys, now has eight active participants, with eight more coming into the program starting in April. Brain Balance integrates three key pillars of brain development—sensory motor exercises, cognitive activities and nutritional guidance—to address the root cause of most learning and developmental issues. This unique integrated approach is what makes Brain Balance different and so effective. “One side of the brain … [Read more...] about Future Foundation introduces groundbreaking Brain Balance program