Future Foundation presents, A Conversation With Our Sons panel discussion and film screening designed to equip the audience with skills to successfully raise and mentor African American males. The featured film, American Promise provides a rare look into the lives of two middle class African American families as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting and educating their sons. The panel discussion will deliver answers, combining insights derived from personal experiences, and the latest research on successfully raising African American males. Audience members will have a chance to ask questions and develop a support network."A Conversation With Our Sons" will take place on November 11th, 2013 from 6-9 pm at Midtown Art Cinema.
The panelists are:
Henry Carter, MBA, from Atlanta Technical College, AIM (Atlanta Institute for Males) Program
Jonathan Mayo, the Partner Relationship Manager from Year Up
Christopher Cantrell, One of our former students who’s now an employee (will give a young man’s perspective)
Teketa Anderson, a parent from out Parent Connect program(will give a single mother’s perspective)
Aakeem Woodard, an ex-offender that’s now a motivational speaker
Mr. Dana Smith, A Leadership and Development consultant who works with Project RESTORE, our program that targets 16-24 year olds that’s been touched by the juvenile justice system.
Mr. Gary Byrd, President and CEO of the Anger Management Institute and High Impact Training and Counseling Services
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Future Foundation, Inc.
Our mission is to level the playing field for metro Atlanta youth by providing quality education, health, and life skills programs. We call ourselves the Future Foundation because we encourage kids to dream about, invest in, and prepare for their futures. We prepare students and parents to have the self-confidence to envision a better life, and stand out from the cycle of negativity and hopelessness, and affect change in their lives and communities. Whether it’s tutoring, college prep, guidance toward healthy choices, or providing a safe space to make those choices, our programs help our students draw on their resilience and thrive in the face of their challenges. We offer programs to help parents build stronger families, and encourage community members to invest in our youths’ future. In this way, we build a foundation for a better future for all of us.