Best Foot Forward is a 501(c)3 agency that offers programs for foster care youth to provide the opportunity for academic success.
A non-profit agency based in Palm Beach County, Florida, Best Foot Forward implements several programs aimed at specific age groups. Each program provides guidance and support for children through a team-oriented approach.
As part of this strategy, BFF pairs program participants with an Academic or Graduation Coach from kindergarten to college. Through one-on-one support, each Coach provides a range of educational planning and monitoring to ensure academic success. By working together as a team, Coaches provide students with the necessary resources to graduate from high school with a plan for their future.
Without dedicated guidance and support, children in foster care face unimaginable academic adversity due to a lack of basic skills, frequent changes to home and school placement, and emotional upheaval. In fact, only 46% of youth in foster care graduate high school and less than 3% graduate college, but we firmly believe that educational achievement is the greatest counterweight to these challenges. This is the core premise of the Best Foot Forward program.
Foster care youth deserve the same tools and support accessible to children in traditional homes. Our programs afford them a fair opportunity to become successful students and self-sufficient adults.