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 high school and beyond. Best Foot Forward is committed to building promising futures for foster care youth and helping each student reach their full potential.
Our vision is for foster care youth to be afforded the same educational opportunities as all other children.
Our mission is to empower foster care youth to maximize their potential by providing essential support and academic guidance.