My heart has been heavy this week as I learned about the consecutive killings of two South Fulton students due to senseless violence. One of those students, Benson West, was a freshmen at Banneker High School and participating in our RealTalk ATL Program. I never met Benson, but I learned from our team this morning he was quiet in class, it was clear he was struggling with something, and recently asked about our College4Careers Program. Hearing about Benson's inquiry eerily illustrated for me the gap between the dreams and the realities facing our youth living in impossible situations due to violence and poverty. Above are pictures I received this week of students at Banneker High School … [Read more...] about Dreams vs. Reality
This summer, our older students participated in an innovative eight-week “Maker Model” program at the Opportunity Hub (OHUB). The program emphasizes the importance of allowing students to create products that solve real-world problems. The new [email protected] Innovation Campus is a joint venture with Herman J. Russell that offers over 4,300 square feet of communal and collaborative co-working. The STEAM Career & Work Readiness Summer Start-Up Program is a comprehensive training and support program for 8th through 12th grade students. It’s an extension of our Summer Youth Intern Workforce program, which provides internship opportunities as a participation incentive for older youth in Future … [Read more...] about STEAM Careers Realized
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
It’s been #10Yrs and we’re celebrating youth dreams fulfilled and actualized. Their stories speak for themselves. All proof that a good foundation makes all the difference. To read all about it, check out our 2013 Annual Report here. To our stakeholders, thank you for all of your continued support and dedication to our mission. … [Read more...] about #10Yrs of Impact is Worth Celebrating!
Since its inception in 2001, the Future Foundation has grown into a successful ‘second family’ for more than a thousand young people. And now we’d like to add to the family with our new Young Leaders Council (YLC). The YLC is a diverse and talented group of young professionals whose collective goal is to further pursue the mission of Future Foundation and enhance the lives of young people in the Atlanta area. The idea for YLC came from one of our current board members, who saw the Council as a way for young professionals to raise awareness of Future Foundation among their peers while providing a means to give back. Members of the Young Leaders Council have a unique opportunity to make … [Read more...] about Future Foundation is looking for some young leaders