About Our Future First

Our Mission, Vision, and Story.
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Our Mission

Our goal is to create opportunities for our youth, build & organize our communities, and support each other. Our name refers to our promise to always put our future, our children, first in everything that we do & every decision we make.

Our Vision

We are breaking down the man-made, socio-economic barriers blocking our youth’s path to success and greatness by creating genuine opportunities for social, emotional, physical, academic, entrepreneurial, and personal growth for our future.

Our Story

The idea for Our Future First arose after the senseless murder of one of Sean’s former students, Maurice “Reese” Lewis. Speaking with Reese’s family, friends, and community members revealed some significant issues in our hometown that needed addressing. Through these real talks, honest reflection, soul-searching, and collaboration, our organization was born.

Our ultimate goal? To create a center for young adults and teenagers in our community, called Reese’s House, that focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship, and providing resources, training, and help needed for them to be successful in our world. In the meantime, we run numerous community programs to support those in need and also provide professional and personal development for schools and organizations. 

Our philosophy is grounded in putting our future, our youth, first in every decision that we make. If we can do something that allows us to make a positive impact on our future, we are willing to tackle that challenge. We are only limited by the imagination of our members and the communities that we serve. Together, we can and will do great things to help and change our world!

Crazy Stats

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Aren't educated on FAFSA Opportunities

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Local youth exposed to drug and gun violence at a young age.

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Choose to leave school before graduating,

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Local youth stated that they have no one to mentor them.

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These People Make This Organization Great!

Staff

These hard-working people are dedicating their time to this organization to build a better future!

Volunteers

Meet the selfless folks who donate their time to ensure a brighter future for generations to come!

Board Members

Meet the big thinkers who help shape this organization.

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