An elevator pitch or speech is very short, persuasive and designed to create interest in a project, idea, product—or even yourself. According to MindTools, a good elevator speech should be interesting, memorable, and succinct. It needs to explain what makes you unique. And it should be no longer than a short elevator ride—20 to 30 seconds. Believing that self-empowerment starts with self-confidence, we have been using elevator speeches as part of our summer program curriculum. It all starts by working with the students to help them define themselves. That includes using gratitude journals that students use to write about what they’re grateful for and self-esteem journals that contain … [Read more...] about Selling yourself in 30 seconds or less
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!
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
Summer Brown and Chris Patterson, seventh graders at Woodland Middle School and active participants in our Reef House Learning Center, were selected to take a test for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (DukeTIP). Summer was the only seventh grader in the South Fulton Learning Community who was accepted into the Summer Program. Duke TIP is a global leader in identifying academically gifted students and providing them with opportunities to support their development. As a world leader in gifted and talented education, Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential. In … [Read more...] about Future Foundation Students & Duke TIP
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