Today, United Way of Greater Atlanta announced the winners of its DARE to Forget the Box! prizes. Out of the 80 agencies that applied and 25 finalists, we were one of four collaborative teams addressing critical systemic issues to be selected to receive prizes. We are proud to say that we are a recipient of a $300,000 grant annually, totaling $900,000 over the next three years that will greatly impact the lives of over a hundred youth and families in South Fulton! Along with 6 other community partners (Siemens Corporation, Willie J. Freeman College Park Regional Health Center, Fulton County Office of Workforce Development, Woodland Middle School, Banneker High School, & Youth … [Read more...] about United Way announces FUTURE FOUNDATION as winner of their $300,000 Dare to Forget the Box Prize – to implement the innovative works of the College Park Enrichment Collaboration (CPEC)!
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We established the RealTalk ATL Ambassador Society in 2009 to help the teen members gain life skills training and cultural exposure, plan events, and collaborate with Future Foundation on curriculum. This year, we’ve given our RealTalk ATL Ambassadors, who are at various high schools throughout Atlanta, a new responsibility: help promote Love To Stand Out, our one-year campaign that builds on the Future Foundation’s “Prepare to Stand Out” slogan and calls to mind both the idea that “it takes love to stand out” and that students should “love to stand out”—because it’s hard to be different from your peers. The campaign includes a monthly theme that relates specifically to the areas of … [Read more...] about RealTalk ATL Ambassadors spread the word about Love To Stand Out
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