"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"
- Nelson Mandela
FUTURENOW!: OUR GOAL

 

To equip African youths (especially those who have recently arrived in the United States in the past ten years) with the social and academic skills they need to transition responsibly into the North American culture.

 

FutureNow! students work on their assignments and projects at the SDA, Elwell Youth Study, Fall 2020.

 

Parents Information day at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Elwell St., Grand Rapids, Fall 2020

 

Students Enrolment into the FutureNow! program, Fall 2020

 

All the students enrolled in the FutureNow! program participate in online academic tutoring.
IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED 

Some people just quit if at first they don't succeed! But no! There is wisdom in the adage that says: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!

Success takes handwork and perseverance. The year 2020 has been stressful and rather challenging. Regular learning has been disrupted and most students have stayed home almost the entire year!

When the going gets tough, the tough get going!

Our FutureNow! students are resolute. We will not quit! We will ….​

                                    … TRY, AND TRY AGAIN!
SDA Elder, Deo Johnson, ARC Director, Bernard Ayoola, SDA Pastor Bernard Mugarukira, and ARC Board Chairperson, Abe Vreeke, at a collaborative meeting to discuss the FutureNow! program, Winter 2021.

 

Volunteer tutor and mentor, Josephine Diepstra, showing two FutureNow! students how to log into the online tutoring software, Fall 2020.

FutureNow! Youth presentation at the Christmas Celebration organized by the African Ladies Fellowship, December 2020.
APPRECIATION

We are very grateful for the commitment, patience, and sacrifice of our volunteer tutors and mentors.  Thank you!

Our 2020 /21 FutureNow! projects are funded through grants received from the following agencies: 

* Spectrum Health Healthier Communities 

* Kent County Coronavirus Relief Fund 

* Grand Rapids Community Foundation 

THANK YOU!

Youth Fellowship at Church of the Servant CRC, Spring 2018

 

Book Club  at the African Resource Center, Summer 2016

 

Youth Fellowship at Church of the Servant CRC, Spring 2018

 

Field trip on board the D J Angus, Summer 2019

 

PHOTO GALLERY

FUTURENOW! FIELD TRIP - 2019

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ARC BOOK CLUB (ABC) - 2015

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950 28th Street, Ste. 105E

Grand Rapids, MI 49508​

UPDATES

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OFFICE INFO

TEL: 1-616-288-9421

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