With just a 3% nationwide college graduation rate for youth in foster care, it is an incredible achievement for our young man to receive his BS in Accounting from FAU. Our first 4 year degree! CONGRATULATIONS!
“I never thought I would see the day I would graduate with a bachelors degree in accounting. I am thankful for support I receive from BFF and am proud to make BFF history and be the first 4 year graduate in the program. If I can do it anyone can. It is an awesome feeling!”
Awards & Affiliations
The BEST FOOT FORWARD FOUNDATION is the only nonprofit organization in Palm Beach County dedicated to the educational success of youth who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned and have entered the foster care system. By empowering children in foster care, Best Foot Forward helps avoid the all-too-common negative outcomes many experience. Those include:
• 54% drop out of high school
• 97% drop out of college
• 40% of 18- to 22-year-olds have been homeless and/or “couch surfed.”
• 40% have been arrested and 30% have been in jail or detention
Our programs support, guide and empower foster care youth, giving them every opportunity to succeed in school and beyond. Best Foot Forward is committed to building promising futures for foster care youth and helping each student reach their full potential.