We had the opportunity to work with J Young Media, an award winning full service video production company. They utilize skilled videographers, producers, production assistants, editors, motion graphic artists, and other contractors. They use their abilities to collaborate with and promote local nonprofits using video (documentaries, PSA’s, video series, etc.) to create awareness and initiate change from the populations these nonprofits serve. J Young Media is currently in pre-production on a youth based series based in Atlanta, GA. The story will consist of a group of at-risk youth that are enduring a variety of social, emotional, and academic issues throughout their adolescent lives. … [Read more...] about J. Young Media’s Helping Our Youth Stand Out!
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
Future Foundation’s Reef House Girls had an amazing trip to the Emory Chemistry department. Students had the chance to learn about the research going on at Emory. Dr. Emily Weinert is working on how bacteria sense their environment. Dr. Susanna Widicus-Weaver spoke to the girls on how she is using chemistry to identify molecules in the universe. Dr. Monya Ruffin inspired out girls and let them know there are careers in S.T.E.M. waiting on them. Then came the tour of the lab. Students wore protective glasses as they were able to explore an actual university lab where research is going on. At the end of the tour, the girls had the chance to explore solids and liquids that act do not … [Read more...] about Reef House Goes to Emory Chemistry Department
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