What We Do
Future Foundations run community programs that bring together young people from disadvantaged areas with artistic and business professionals who provide mentoring and support in the communities where the young people live.
Future Foundations is heavily reliant on the work of mentors who provide their time and invaluable experience to our programs. The mentors make a profound difference on the lives of the program participants and help them through any barriers they face during the program.
The program will be created so that the individuals from the business become mentors for a group of young people for the duration of the community project. The individuals from the company in the program will receive training and have support through a buddy system with existing or past mentors.
Making a Difference
There are many ways to get involved with Future Foundations and make a difference to the lives of young people and their communities. These options are outlined below.
Founded in early 2011 and committed to empowering the lives of disadvantaged young people through a community program, combining creative and personal mentoring. Future Foundations is unique in that it partners the arts and the business community applying a dual mentor approach. Participants finish the program with new and enhanced creative and life skills and the confidence to achieve their goals. Our current program is now underway. Visit our community programs page for more information. For weekly updates on the activities of Future Foundations and our programs visit our blog.
Future Foundations is a recognised charity founded in early 2011. We are committed to empowering the lives of young people through community arts programs and creative mentoring. Participants complete the program with new and enhanced creative and life skills and the confidence to achieve their goals. The 2016 Future Foundations Creative Workshops Exhibition presents the[…]
We are really excited to be starting the program this year with a new set of participants from two schools. We started our program with the cultural, which is the start of our inspiring journey. This year it was a wonderful magical mystery tour throughout the city that involved:
After a great experience in Future Foundations’ pilot program in 2013, Ralph has joined us for a second year as a personal mentor. When he’s not mentoring and enjoying other aspects of life, he’s working as a Partner in KPMG. Ralph shares his reasons for becoming a mentor and his hopes for the kids in[…]
Michelle is a children’s art therapist with a special interest in painting. She joined the program this year as a creative mentor guiding the children with their artistic projects and has been a fantastic asset to the team! Michelle shares her story with us including why she became a creative mentor with Future Foundations and[…]
It’s an exciting time at Future Foundations – we have just launched our first crowdfunding campaign! As a charity, we are continuously striving to secure all the funds we need to complete our programs. Through our crowdfunding campaign, we aim to raise the money we need to ensure we can continue to make a difference[…]
The participants of the Future Foundations program are now ready to take their creative ideas to the next level – becoming a reality! After a couple of initial workshops to brainstorm and generate ideas for their individual projects, each participant has a solid concept of what they are doing and how they are going to[…]
The final creative skills workshop before our participants start on their art projects was film making run by Rahul Prasad. Each of the participants spent time understanding how to use a camera and the film making process. They learned the theory behind film making and practiced skills such as how to frame and focus a[…]
The second creative workshop of the Future Foundations 2014 community program was based on dance and movement. One of our creative mentors Daniella led the workshop, which got all the participants and other mentors moving to the beats of Que Sera by Justice Crew. To kick off the workshop the participants and mentors played an[…]
Participants of the 2014 Future Foundations community program recently took part in their first creative workshop. It was an exciting start to the workshops with the subject being photography! Workshop facilitator Michelle Felix kept the group engaged and enthralled as she outlined the basic principles of photography, and its creative and commercial applications. Participants were[…]
On Saturday, Future Foundations held its first Cultural Tour of the 2014 program. The purpose of the tours is to connect the participants with free arts resources and art spaces that they can use during and long after the program has finished. It was fantastic to see all of our participants at Federation square, looking[…]