AT&T ASPIRE Supports Bff!!
What an honor to be selected as one of only 18 agencies in the country to receive the AT&T Aspire grant. This collaborative grant with ChildNet ensures that students in foster care will continue to participate in our Grounded for Life program in Palm Beach County. In addition, our Grounded for Life program will be introduced in Broward county in an expansion component of the grant.
To date, our program has seen incredible success and is changing lives every day. We will continue to provide innovative and effective services to kids in foster care so that they can graduate high school and achieve all of their dreams.
BFF’s Grand Opening 2016!
Our ribbon cutting ceremony was wonderful! Thank you to everyone who came to support BFF! A special thank you to Chez Gourmet for the wonderful refreshments and to the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce for being such a huge source of support. This new larger office will provide us with the space and organization we need to do incredible things for children from kindergarten right through to college!
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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.