BFAtl's vision is to create a footprint of positive and sustainable impact throughout the Grove Park community in West Atlanta. To do this, we provide the means and motivation for participating youth to grow, prosper and succeed throughout their middle- and high-school years in anticipation of attending college and becoming self sufficient in their adult life.
Yesterday, during the final portion of our Entitlement Conference for the students, we hosted a town hall forum in the Chapel. Students were able to write down questions and ask teachers and staff questions about life. We had a very lively, transparent and in-depth conversation covering topics about finance, career choices, marriage, relationships and the importance of having a church home. Just another way we #TeachTrainTransform#BrightFuturesAtlanta
Today is the second day of our Entitlement Conference for the kids. It's a hands on approach to the Game of Life. Each student is assigned a job and income based on their grades and other factors. They participate in activities that simulate buying a home, paying utilities, grocery shopping, transportation and having families of their own. To add some variety we add Mayhem and Blessings which can impact their choices. We also have a jail for those that misbehave. It's an awesome experience.
Humbled by the students of Bright Futures ATL for taking the time to write these Thank You letters. I can honestly say that I learned more from you during our "Financial Literacy" sessions than the other way around. I hope you can use this knowledge to make a positive impact to your financial futures!