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
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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!
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!
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
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