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.
Are you familiar with the Georgia Tax Credit Program? I wanted to make you aware of an incredible opportunity to redirect your Georgia state taxes to support Bright Futures Academy, a private school serving the Westside of Atlanta with the mission to teach, train, and transform its students. This school has a 100% graduation rate and works with kids from the 30314 and 30318 zip codes, communities that face challenges such as unemployment, crime, and failing public schools.
You can redirect your state tax dollars to support private schools such as Bright Futures Academy. This program is a dollar for dollar tax credit.
Over the Thanksgiving break, we had a chance to partner with @passtheplateatl. The BF Center served as a hub allowing them to prep meals (331 Chicken Salad Sandwiches) and store them at the BF Center to later distribute and feed the chronically homeless in our community.
It also was an opportunity for our students to give back and earn community service hours. We'd say that's a *win-win* 🙌.
Philip asked the kids today what Thanksgiving is all about, some responded with love, family, togetherness. Thanksgiving is about Gratitude. Being thankful for what we have...all our blessings. Even when times seem rough, find the good and focus on the good. That was the message he left the kids with and that's that we wish for you all. We are so GREATFUL to City Takers our on campus partner for helping us celebrate with excellent praise and worship this morning. Thank you to all the Bright Futures parents and families that provided meals for our lunch today. It was awesome!
We want to give a big thanks to @visiontolearn for their partnership. They are onsite today with their awesome mobile clinic which is fully outfitted with everything needed to perform an eye exam. How cool is that?! Each of our students needing 👓 glasses are able to choose from two pair and recieve a full complimentary eye exam!