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
There's nothing quite like the connection made when reading to a child. The connection is even more meaningful when the reader is reading his or her own book. That simple thought drove a new activity for students at our Learning and Teen Centers: writing and illustrating their own books-then reading them to pre-K children at local daycare facilities. The idea was developed by one of our employee innovation program teams called Gift Givers. Because the books can be read over and over, we call it gifts that keep on giving. And the students become heroes to the children they read to. Students are creating more than a dozen books with themes of giving: Gift of Friendship, Gift of Love, … [Read more...] about Making Heroes out of Our Learning and Teen Center Students
This has been a good year for Future Foundation. Our successful fundraising efforts have enabled the organization to cover all of the costs for our various programs, allowing us to continue providing services to our targeted communities. Now, as we enter the last 90 days of the year, I’m asking you—one of Future Foundation’s valued friends—to help us achieve another goal: cover our administrative costs through the fourth quarter so we can end the year with a balanced budget and enter 2014 with a clean slate. Future Foundation’s vision is to enhance and expand our award-winning education and life-skill training programs to impact the more than 30% of youth ages 10 to 18 growing up in … [Read more...] about Your help today will enable us to enter 2014 with a clean slate.
Each year, more than 800 male and female youth 12-18 participate in our Real Talk ATL abstinence until marriage and healthy relationships program. That’s why we were thrilled when Earl Johnson, Director, Office of Family Assistance, US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), praised the program during a recent Future Foundation visit. Johnson observed that “Future Foundation is the Ambassador for men and women and boys and girls in being better decision makers,” and told the audience that “Future Foundation is a place of hope for a lot of people.” Prior to joining ACF, Johnson was senior Policy Advisor to Oakland, California Mayor Ron … [Read more...] about Earl Johnson commends Future Foundation during recent visit
Friday's Designing The Future Presentation Day was a great success! Our young ladies presented their inspiration boards on their styles for the first apartments. Their styles ranged from eclectic, modern, to transient. We thank Janet Prioleau for donating her time, enriching the lives of our young women and showing them that visions are attainable. Special thanks to our community partners Federal Home Loan Bank, City of College Park Recreation, Neighbor Newspapers, and Kroger for donating your time and resources. … [Read more...] about Designing Our Future Presentation Day
Last week's lesson in Physics courtesy of Lead Teacher, Glen Hordges: Efficiency = Distance x 454 / Weight (gm) - the ratio of effective output to the total input! Students of the Reef House Teen Center had the opportunity to plan, design, and construct a poster car using the following materials: one sheet of poster board, one plastic drinking straw, two P.C. 1/2 x 3 1/2 hanger rods, 1 ruler, pair of scissors, a glue gun, a compass, scrap paper & a pencil. The goal was to transport a "C" battery while traveling a maximum distance beyond a 3x4 ft. launching ramp. The group with the lightest car gaining the greatest distance would achieve the best efficiency overall. In groups of … [Read more...] about A Lesson in Physics – Poster Car Competition