Lend a hand to those who can't

Who We Are

MISSION

To create a social movement of preteen influencers who employ creativity, understanding, morality, in every aspect of life.  We emphasize empathy
and compassion while creating innovative projects that have the potential to change the world.

VISION

Bright Future’s vision includes facilitating an international movement for creating
a world where children and adults are inspired to embody the positive qualities of empathy, respect, inclusion and kindness in their actions toward others.
We create projects that give children an opportunity to imagine ordinary ideas in a new
way so they can concentrate on morality and inspire others to do the same.

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HOW WE MAKE IT HAPPEN  

Bright Future International, is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to solving global challenges through education and enrichment programs that inspire children and the adults around them. We believe that the biggest problems in the world can only be solved by empowering youth mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Through our efforts in building a better future, we enable our students to practice what they've learned and use those skills in the world.

Our founders, Anthony & Natalie Melikhov, help provide our team with the necessary tools and knowledge for success.

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WHAT WE DO

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EDUTAINMENT LAB
LEARN HOW TO THINK "OUTSIDE THE BOX" BY KIDS FOR KIDS
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INNOVATIONS FOR GOOD
GIVE. INSPIRE. LOVE.
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BRIGHT FUTURE IMPACT

Our History

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2011
Bright Future Studio

Bright Future International and the Oleg Mityaev Foundation launched the Bright Future Studio in Chelyabinsk, Russia under the All For Children Association. The program was designed to give children from low-income homes, single parent families, foster homes, physical challenges, and below-standard environments a chance for successful socialization and personal growth. Bright Future Studio's mission allows children discover and develop their talents in various fields of art and learn qualities of character including, generosity, kindness, tolerance, helpfulness, teamwork and responsibility. A complex educational program was created to fulfill the Studio's mission. The leading aspect of the program is character development which differs...

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2015
2010
Let's Give Children All We've Got! Association

Bright Future International partnered with the Oleg Mityaev Foundation to create the All For Children Association. This international alliance of teachers and educators aims to help children who find themselves in difficult situations. The Association exists as a social union of individuals who want to make a difference and is not a legal entity of the group. The Let's Give Children All We've Got! Association uses Bright Future Studio's complex educational program and model to achieve its mission on an international level. By working with educators all over the world, children everywhere can learn the qualities of generosity, kindness, responsibility, and...

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2015
2014
Brighton Ballet Theater

In 2014, Bright Future International and Brighton Ballet Theater designed the Junior Ambassadors Program to give a key group of youths including, immigrants, minorities, and those from low-income families, the opportunity to learn dance by participating in the program. Founded in 1987, Brighton Ballet Theater is a non-profit organization located in the heart of the Russian-American Cultural District of Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, New York. Combining skills and experience with the Vaganova Method, founders Irina Roizin, Rona and Galina Rybak, created a unique program designed to nurture the development of physical and mental health in children. Since first opening its doors in...

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2015
2014
Gift of Art

Gift of Art New York is proud to bring the BFI/Unite4Good message and mission to students in New York with a program of art activities within a supportive learning environment that emphasizes tolerance, cooperation and sharing....

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2015
2015
Move This World

Move This World is a non-profit emphasizing the education in empathy on a global scale. Their program prevents violence and bullying, and transforms conflict in schools and communities through creative expression. Its sequential curricular and training programs empower educators, caregivers, and youth to be ambassadors for civic engagement and peaceful action in their communities. Founded in 2007, Move This World helps people understand, engage, express and manage their emotions healthily. With the support from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and the Collaborative of Academic and Social Emotional Learning, Move This World creates programs that have a solid grounding...

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2014
2011
CHILDREN´S BRIGHT FUTURE

In 2011, Bright Future International launched a program with the indigenous community of the Quebrada Negra Village, in Panama’s Chiriqui province. BFI’s goal was to instill hope in the community by providing its inhabitants with essential resources, while simultaneously supporting children’s primary and secondary needs through educational programs. Its aim was to create a program that supported a variety of initiatives within the isolated community. BFI’s staff designed a core curriculum teaching its tenets the concepts of compassion and promoting good to reach the maximum number of new participants. Bright Future International's goal was to give hope for the future of...

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2014
2012
HESHIMA

In 2012, BFI partnered with Heshima Kenya and provided enrichment programs for young refugee women and children at the Heshima Kenya Safe House in Nairobi. Heshima Kenya is the first organization in Nairobi dedicated to protecting and empowering refugee children and youth, who lost their families and have been displaced by war. Using a holistic model that is tailored to meet individualized needs, the program provides education, shelter, case management and outreach services for more than 250 girls. Heshima Kenya's program works to protect, nurture, educate, empower, and provide a foundation for economic independence with the goal of making it easy...

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2014
2014
Kids Creative

With support from Bright Future International, Kids Creative renewed its programming at Public School 102 in Brooklyn, NY, offering unique arts experiences....

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2014
2014
CHABHA

CHABHA, a non-profit organization that raises funds for community-based organizations in Africa, collaborated with BFI to create programs supporting children affected by HIV/AIDS. The organization has helped more than 3,000 children in Rwanda, Burundi, Namibia and South Africa and raised more than one million dollars to support these projects. There are 14.8 million orphans because of AIDS in Africa, most of whom do not receive the kind of help CHABHA's children do. Beyond providing school fees, health costs, and vocational education, Bright Future International and CHABHA offer activities such as home visits, gatherings, and life skills workshops while simultaneously creating a...

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2013
2013
Generation to Generation Festival

On June 3, 2012, Bright Future International hosted its first Generation to Generation Festival in Morton Grove, Illinois in honor of International Children’s Day. The community event welcomed over 6,000 guests for an exciting day of family fun, food, and games. The festival was free and open to the public and hosted a variety of festivities for all generations. Some of the attractions for children and adults included; a petting zoo, carousels, mini trains, moonwalks, pony rides, clowns, illusionists, face painting, and much more. Families enjoyed performances by the Jesse White Tumblers and several other acclaimed artists who played throughout the...

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2013
2013
Program Dobro

Dobro.ru spearheads many of Bright Future International’s efforts in Russia. Through Dobro.ru BFI identifies Not For Profits (NFPs) and volunteer organizations located in different regions throughout the country and provides financial, strategic and operational support tor the most deserving. To accomplish this goal, Dobro.ru has created a unified database of NFPs and volunteer organizations currently operating in the territory of the Russian Federation. Program administrators in the regions of Volga and Ural are invited to submit funding request proposals for their community-based projects. Initially, nine projects were selected to receive grants, and the initiative was launched through a host of celebrity...

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2012
2012
Peace Earth

In 2012 Bright Future International partnered with the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI) to create an array of peacebuilding programs, initiatives, and campaigns to foster peace and reconciliation in disadvantaged and fragile communities in the different regions of the world, including Africa, Latin America, and the United States.                        ...

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Project Gallery

12 Months
Letters to Santa
Tree of Kindness
A Special Event Featuring The Famous Artist & Philanthropist, Oleg Mityaev
I Spy Kindness
Chess Club
Art Room

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111 Barclay Blvd Ste 280
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

773-270-0373

info@usabfi.org

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