This holiday season we reflect on what drives us forward throughout the year, and we extend gratitude for all who invest in us. Fifty-percent. That's how many of the students in East Point and College Park graduate from high school. At Future Foundation, we've doubled that average. In our first decade, we ensured that 100% of our students graduated, despite poorly performing high schools, and went on to post-secondary institutions. That's one way we're bridging gaps between dreams and reality - and combatting daunting statistics through our core programs. To view in entirety, click here. Just as we've improved graduation rates, we're serious about addressing poverty - and … [Read more...] about It’s about connectedness this holiday season – and every day.
On November 11, Future Foundation presented, A Conversation With Our Sons, a panel discussion and film screening designed to equip the audience with skills to successfully raise African American males and provide them with heroes in their lives in the form of mentors. In addition to the film screening, male students at Tri-Cities High School participated in an essay contest where they reflected on what it means to be a successful young man in America, barriers faced, and what it takes to overcome obstacles. Congratulations to our first-prize essay winner, Eugene Teah. He will receive a cash prize. Read his moving essay. … [Read more...] about Post Event Update: American Promise Movie Screening, Panel Discussion, & Essay Contest
Created by Glen Hordges, Reef House Teen Center Lead Teacher. … [Read more...] about Highlights of 2012-2013 Reef House Teen Center Programming!
Last Thursday, our Teen Center students visited Sublime Doughnuts to learn a little about what it takes to start and run your own business. There is no better example than Sublime. Owner, Kamal Grant, native of Marietta, Georgia, started this family business back in 2008 because he simply loves doughnuts. He first discovered his passion for cooking while in high school while taking a food service class. He shared with the students that a Dunkin Donuts executive spoke to his class and he never forgot how much fun the executive seemed to have in his career. From that moment, Kamal knew he wanted to start his own business where he could do what he loves and nurture his creativity. Following … [Read more...] about Sublime in the Community
College 4 Careers will attend a College Readiness and Career Pathway Summit through Usher's New Look Foundation held at Morehouse College. The students will learn about strategic methods in applying to colleges and universities - led by admissions counselors, become acquainted with 21st Century skills identified as indicators for success and business leaders and institutions across the country, and delve into the career opportunities in the fields of sports, entertainment, STEM, law, journalism, and business. … [Read more...] about Crazy 4 College & Careers – April 27th
Congratulations to our Chief Executive Officer, Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim, for being awarded the 2013 Stiletto Woman In Business (SWIBA) Award for Entrepreneur of the Year (Social & Non-Profit). We thank SWIBA and congratulate all of the other exceptional winners. To learn more about the 33 other women in business winners and SWIBA please visit http://www.swibaawards.com/#!2013-winners/c1n5u. … [Read more...] about CEO Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim, 2013 Stiletto Woman in Business Winner