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Thank you for coming to the 2018 BFF Bash! As our biggest turnout to date, this year’s bash was one we’ll always remember. We listened to inspiring speeches and put our best foot forward on the dance floor –– but, most importantly, we raised more for our students than we ever expected. All thanks to
On Valentine’s Day, the lives of seventeen students and adults at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were cut short. One senseless, unfathomable act of violence tore through a community in our very own backyard, putting a campus of over 3,000 students at risk. So much has already been said in this short time, from politically-charged
We open our hearts  and minds to our students every day of the year, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Classrooms across the country celebrate the day devoted to sweet sentiments and Sweethearts candies. On February 14th, most students will excitedly pack their backpacks with “Would You Be Mine?” greeting cards and heart-shaped chocolates to share
For years, Best Foot Forward has been working together with the Palm Beach County School District. Our partnership ensures foster care youth have the necessary tools and support to achieve academic success. We like to think it “takes a village” to raise our kids. We consider teachers to be our most indispensable partners. By working with
Jamari is a proud young man whose mother’s drug addiction and dysfunctional living circumstances caused him to miss years of school. He has moved more times than most people will in their lifetime, and he is only 15 years old. He recently entered foster care and sent his guardian a text message about needing help
No matter how hard students prepare for that big test or final paper, not having the right school supplies could hinder their success. Unlike kids living in adverse environments and financial need, children with the means to purchase new school supplies are already one step ahead.   BFF takes a stand to ensure students in
We are proud to share Jeff’s heart-warming video with you because it encompasses everything we work for and believe in. Our kids have been dealt a life of disadvantage and face so many obstacles and barriers, that success often seems impossible to them. No matter how difficult the situation, we teach them to never give up.
January marks our 8th anniversary, and our 9th year stands to be the biggest and best yet. What started as only an idea, two dedicated volunteers and one student, has since grown into a tremendous resource for academics and foster care. Today, our staff of thirteen serves over 150 children from kindergarten through college, and
BFF BLOG: HE DID IT! Teachers and students rejoice, because ’tis the season for winter break. Now that our college students are out of school, we wanted to talk about something near and dear to our hearts: graduation. We could not be more proud of David, who just graduated Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s