Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. -Nelson Mandela
About THE GFF
The Golden Futures Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established on September 7, 2010 in Tacoma, Washington as the Alpha-IML Foundation. The foundation changed its name to the Golden Futures Foundation on August 1, 2022. The foundation is organized exclusively as a non-profit, charitable organization which focuses on providing scholarships to college ready students and providing mentoring through youth development programs in underserved communities.
To assist underserved youth in the Greater Tacoma/Pierce County communities, develop academic and social skills to achieve their dreams and become contributing members of society.
Assisting underserved youth in the Greater Tacoma/Pierce County communities to develop academic and social skills to achieve their dreams and become contributing members of society.
The MISSION and VISION of the foundation are realized through three objectives:
Awarding annual merit-based scholarships to graduating senior high school students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and community service.
Providing educational and life skills-based mentoring programs and services designed to provide young men in underserved
communities with information and strategies that facilitate success.
Equipping young men with skills to foster a sense of empowerment and self-esteem, while motivating them to make value-based decisions
and display behaviors that support their decisions.
The JoSEPH C. PEyton JR.
The Golden Futures Foundation presents annual scholarship assistance awards each year to outstanding Tacoma Pierce County high school graduates in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree program of study at an accredited college or university. Scholarships range in value from $500. to $1500.
The Golden Futures scholarship application is available is coming soon. Click here to stay informed.
The annual scholarship application window opens in January and closes April 10th each year.
Al Davies Boys and Girls Club Mentoring Program
This signature program targeting 4th through 8th grade males is designed to transform the minds and social behaviors of participating youth through responsible, positive role-modeling in the underserved Tacoma Hilltop community.
The agenda continually focuses on academic success and positive self-esteem about the participant's ability to become productive citizens.
The programming incorporates workshops and influential guest speakers from the local community. The program first addresses the holistic constellation of participant’s personal needs and summarily provides insight on the experiences of career progression.
The Al Davies Boys and Girls Club Mentoring Program culminates each year with two major events:
Sponsorship for participants to attend the annual South Puget Sound Boys and Girls Club “Legacy of Hope Program” where participant’s etiquette and social skills are assessed to validate program success.
An end of year recognition to recognize and highlight accomplishments and present program awards.
Big Sisters Alpha Forum Mentoring Program
This speaker series is geared for young men aged 10-15 who identify as a person of color, however all are welcome!
Each monthly session will provide a safe place for speaking what’s on your mind and exploring ideas with Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) leaders. We tackle current events, individual legal rights, school success, and career
Each month speakers may include professionals representing the fields of: Community leadership,medical, legal, business, law military, athletics, music, art, technology, and media. Skill development and topic areas include: public speaking, networking, current events, and academic success.
This year we have evolved from a pure “speaker series” to more of an ongoing, sustainable mentorship with a dedicated cadre of leaders. We will build a core curriculum around the importance of STEM. Themes will be: exploring applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in everyday life, challenging the young men to problem-solve in everyday experiences and generally to spark awareness and peak interest in STEM
The Golden Futures Foundation has provided mentoring to over 15 participants in this new program
THE JOSEPH C. PEYTON JR.
The namesake “Joseph C. Peyton, Jr.” Joe Peyton was a former military veteran, an outstanding college athlete and coach at the University of Puget Sound, a community leader, mentor, and proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, where he sculpted his desires to make animpact on the academic growth of young African-American men in the greater Tacoma-Pierce County Community. The Joseph C. Peyton Jr. Scholarship exemplifies the legacy and dreams of Alpha Phi Alpha’s Fraternity's National Program, “Go to High School, Go to College.”
- Establish a support network of community benevolence with local high school seniors and parents.
- Provide financial assistance to successful recipients.
- Serve as an encouraging partner for recipients to matriculate and complete a four-year degree program.
Click here to Apply for the 2023 Joe Peyton Scholarship
- Applications are completed via the online application linked above and below.
- The 2023 Joe Peyton Scholarship committee will award three scholarships in the amount of $1,000.
- The Application Committee will evaluate the application and select the Annual Scholarship Recipient(s).
- If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
2023 Application is due Friday, April 7, 2023!
Annual Scholarship APPLICATION:
to assist post-secondary students striving to enter an academic institution
and earn a four - year degree in the professional field of their choice.
The Golden Futures Foundation (Alpha Iota Mu Lambda Foundation) has since granted
Get in Touch
Donations by check can be mailed to GFF at:
The Golden Futures Foundation
PO Box 99126
Lakewood, WA 98496
Your charitable contribution provides resources for scholarships for college ready students, philanthropy, and mentorship programs for youth in underserved communities. Your donation today helps us to make this mission a reality!
The Golden Futures Foundation is a 501(c )3 non-profit organization. All of our programs are supported by volunteers, we have no paid staff, so you can be assured that 100% of all donations received support our scholarship and mentorship programs. Donations are tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowable by law.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.