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
We are still in need of sponsors and vendors. Please check out our sponsorship letter for more info. If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Gray, [email protected]; 404-766-0510. Ladies - to sign up for a team AND Gentlemen - if you would like to cheer on our ladies during the game, please RSVP and contact Ms. Gray at the info above. This event is open to the public, so please bring your friends and families as we will have activities to accommodate all ages. More details to come! … [Read more...] about Oct. 12, 2013 – TEAM U.P. Presents Future Foundation’s 1st Annual Breast Cancer Powder Puff Football Game
A group of female students from will visit Spelman College for a tour of the campus. … [Read more...] about College 4 Careers – Spelman College Tour – July 17th
Created by Glen Hordges, Reef House Teen Center Lead Teacher. … [Read more...] about Highlights of 2012-2013 Reef House Teen Center Programming!
I found out I was pregnant when I was 16 years old I had my baby when I just turned 17. I didn't imagine the huge responsibility there is to have a baby. My baby daddy was happy when he found out I was pregnant because he didn't imagine how expensive babies are! I got lucky because I had my baby in summer vacation I went back to school being a senior in high school. Luckily I graduated got my diploma and now I’m in college trying to get my associates degree. I just turned 18 and I am trying my best to do well in school to get a good career and provide my child with everything he needs. The dad only comes around when I ask him to take care of the baby so I’m learning how to do this on my … [Read more...] about Teenage Pregnancy Month – Testimonials Part 3