My heart has been heavy this week as I learned about the consecutive killings of two South Fulton students due to senseless violence. One of those students, Benson West, was a freshmen at Banneker High School and participating in our RealTalk ATL Program. I never met Benson, but I learned from our team this morning he was quiet in class, it was clear he was struggling with something, and recently asked about our College4Careers Program. Hearing about Benson's inquiry eerily illustrated for me the gap between the dreams and the realities facing our youth living in impossible situations due to violence and poverty. Above are pictures I received this week of students at Banneker High School … [Read more...] about Dreams vs. Reality
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!
One in a series of profiles of the people who make our work possible. Where do you live? Inman Park What is your current job? I am currently the Chief Development Officer of the Arthritis Foundation, responsible for $100 million in revenue from diverse donor sources. We raise money through major gifts, direct mail, corporate sponsorships, planned giving and events. How did you learn about Future Foundation? I learned about it from board chair Eric Barnum who is in my Leadership Atlanta class. Describe your activities as a Future Foundation board member. I am a new member so I am hoping to engage in all activities that will result in the most good for the … [Read more...] about Board Member Spotlight: Meagan Fulmer
A Banneker High School College and Career Readiness Assembly Series Future Foundation’s College 4 Careers program will be hosting college & career readiness assemblies for all Banneker High School junior and senior students. The assemblies will be held in the school’s auditorium on March 27, 2014 and April 16, 2014 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and from 12:55 to 2:15 p.m. The morning assembly will be for juniors and will be geared toward the importance of starting the college preparation process early and educating students on the requirements. The afternoon assembly will be for seniors and will be geared toward the importance of developing a college and career plan, setting goals, and … [Read more...] about College 4 Careers Presents “Foundational Steps to Success” – March 27, 2014 & April 16, 2014