Our Story

Determined to harness a new avenue for today’s at-risk foster youth; former foster child, Tiffany Tatum founded Foundation First during the spring of 2014. Growing up without a stable foundation as a foster child, Tiffany Tatum established Foundation First with the purpose of introducing at-risk foster youth to new environments and teach basic life skills to give children stability and direction.

Through the development of destructive habits within their birth/foster family system, at-risk young people have lost faith in the possibilities that await them. The foundation is defined as a resource that is utilized to provide ongoing support and stability for foster youth. The foundation places youth in a stable, caring and inclusive learning environment that promotes their best efforts and reinforces the skills needed to help them become successful and contributing adults.