What is Bright Futures USA?
Bright Futures is a framework of support and communication that allows communities and schools to identify student needs and match those needs with existing resources in the community. When students’ basic needs are met, they are better able to focus on education and achievement. When kids succeed, communities flourish.
Why do we need Bright Futures Fairbanks?
Many children in our community come to school without things most people take for granted, like food, school supplies, and winter gear. A teacher, counselor, or other school personnel can request assistance from Bright Futures, rather than reaching into their own pocket, to meet a child's basic needs.
How are kids' needs met?
The goal is to meet any child’s basic need within 24 hours of identifying that need. This is done through a rapid-response system using existing resources and/or social media. In many cases, needs are met in minutes. The school system acts as the liaison between the student and the donor. Needs are identified by teachers, counselors, and other school personnel.
How is Bright Futures Fairbanks organized?
The Bright Futures Fairbanks Volunteer Leadership Team meets monthly to provide support across the community and schools. This inclusive group is a grassroots coalition of volunteers from local businesses, social/human service agencies, faith-based organizations, parents, school district employees, and others.
How can you get involved in Bright Futures Fairbanks?
Register at the Become a School Mentor, Volunteer, Partner page.
Is Bright Futures Fairbanks a 501(c)(3) organization?
No. Although Bright Futures Fairbanks is not a 501(c)(3), it is still tax-exempt.
(907) 452-2000 x11257
520 5th Ave., 2nd Fl., Ste. B
Fairbanks, AK 99701