Our Impact

The Problem

Our neighborhood is characterized by violence and a lack of resources. This is most evident in the lack of educational opportunities available to our young people.

Majority of students in Westside Atlanta are unprepared for college with 3 out of 4 schools in the area are graded as chronically failing. Most youth arrive at BF Academy 3 to 4 levels below grade level.

The Complete Solution

Our holistic approach to supporting these teens involves our academy, after-school programs, and summer camp.


  • Grades 6-12 in small classrooms (15 max)
  • Full accreditation from state of Georgia
  • 25,000 square foot state of the art education facility

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After-School Program

  • Extracurricular activities available Monday-Thursday after school
  • Study hall, SAT prep, tech training, music, art, athletics
  • Home cooked meal at the end of the day

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Summer Camp

  • Mandatory program to keep students engaged
  • Offers additional academic instruction
  • Exposes students to diverse cultural activities and field trips
  • Includes week long excursions to the beach and mountains
  • Teaches real life skills to prepare students for post high school life

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Meals served annually



Days per year of extracurricular activities per student



28,220 bus rides annually



College acceptance rate

The Impact

  • 95% college acceptance rate
  • Improved Standardized test scores
  • Expanded employment opportunities


  • 28,220 bus rides annually
  • 45,500 meals served annually
  • 180 days per year of extracurricular activities offered per student
I was on my way to join a gang but decided to join Bright Futures Atlanta instead.


BFA Alumni