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 academic support and guidance.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu




We are so proud of all our graduates! Local and national statistics show that only 46% of foster kids graduate high school, and a mere 3% graduate college. Not so at Best Foot Forward. We continue to enjoy a 100% high school graduation rate and just celebrated our 7th and 8th college graduate. And we plan to celebrate many more! Our students successes are proof that our programs work!

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BLOG: BFF Coaches for the Win!

Only two weeks to go before school’s out for summer! Our kids have taken giant steps forward this school year and we couldn’t be more proud. However, they’re not the only ones who have learned a thing or two along the way.

Throughout the year, each of our kids is paired with a BFF Coach to help facilitate their educational success. Coaches provide students with one-on-one sessions filled with advising, planning, motivation and support. We take great pride in tailoring these sessions to the individual student, and meeting at school each week forms the very basis of this program. We have a special opportunity to develop a trusting relationship with our students, and their academic performance, positive attitudes, and willingness to learn are proof of our program’s efficacy.

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