About Grow a Future

The GAF Mission

Our mission is to transform the culture of the urban family and its community through literacy, family enrichment activities, and wellness programs. We focus on four key areas of literacy that we refer to as the FACTs: financial, academic, cultural and technology. Grow a Future is a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization serving urban families who need the support of the entire community to attain high levels of success.

Our Focus

We focus on character and leadership development, which strongly encourages the growth of youth through parental, caregiver and community support and involvement.


Key Areas of Focus

Grow a Future focuses on four key areas in order to bring success to urban communities.


The 4 Literacies — F.A.C.T.

The key literacy skills needed in order to fully function in everyday life include financial, academic, cultural and technology literacy.


Includes sports, arts and occupation.


Bringing individuals to a full state of wellness through counseling and nutrition.

Family Support

Strengthening the family unit within the urban community, resulting in higher levels of success for the whole family.


  • To serve urban youth and their families in the United States and abroad.
  • To encourage excellence in education and character and to promote the successful achievement of personal goals.
  • To teach financial literacy and asset development.
  • To provide a network of family support.
  • To lead collaborative efforts among non-profit organizations, businesses, government, religious organizations, parents, and family.
  • To initiate non-sectarian activities that will serve persons regardless of race, sex, creed or religion.
  • Be a bridge for other organizations – civic and religious.
  • Be a trusted resource in the community.
  • To forever maintain our strong commitment to the Judeo-Christian principles of humanitarian service upon which the Grow A Future was founded.

We Are Trauma-Informed

Grow a Future is a Trauma-Informed organization that enables youth to be active participants in their communities, not just passive observers.


Environment of Care

Providing access to a variety of community services; developing a sense of community; building relationships; education; safe environment; open discussion.


Organizational Understanding

1-on-1 communication; individual focus; building rapport; positive, supportive interaction.


Staff Culture

Diversity; professional; positive; active listening; exemplifying real world experience and life skills.

Additional Services

Additional therapy services provided by Anderson Counseling


Participant Safety

The safety of young people participating in Grow a Future is always our top priority.


A Trusted Resource for Your Local Community

Contact Us

Phone: (888) 744-7557

Mailing Address:

434 Graves Mill Road
Bldg 100, Suite 3
Lynchburg, VA 24502

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We Are Trauma-Informed