Our neighborhood lacks opportunity for children to participate in extracurricular activities such as art, music and athletics. Quality after-school programming significantly increases academic performance while reducing crime and risky behavior, and provides students a safe and inviting atmosphere to pursue their interests. Engaging our students for the entire day encourages them to maintain focus and ensures they are involved in a productive lifestyle. Every Bright Futures student participates in the three-hour after-school program Monday through Thursday during the school year.

Art Education

Students participate in arts and crafts with a concentration on creative thinking and exploration of student-generated ideas. Bright Futures Atlanta provides students with opportunities to sell their art to introduce entrepreneurial and business skills. Bright Futures student artwork has also been displayed in fine art museums and published in nationally distributed publications. Techniques covered include:

  • Sketch and shade
  • Watercolor
  • Sculpture
  • Canvas painting
  • Exploring urban art

Sports & Recreation

Through positive and encouraging instruction and the basic team dynamics used in both sports and life, we focus on obesity prevention, lifelong fitness and skill development. All of our students are included regardless of their experience or ability. Sports include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Bright Futures Band

Instilling and developing a passion for music and musical creativity through:

  • Identifying and increasing musical skill
  • Building knowledge of musical theory
  • Introducing musical performance
  • Learning to work as a team with other musicians
  • Developing a love for worshipping the Lord through music

Homework Help and Tutoring

The Bright Futures Atlanta after-school program provides a safe, quiet and well-equipped environment for students to complete homework assignments and project research. Most of our students do not have access to these resources at home. Bright Futures Atlanta provides:

  • A full computer lab with multiple desktop computers
  • Internet access
  • Printing services for assignments and research
  • Volunteer homework helpers and tutors
  • Individualized attention and assistance