Who We Are
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.
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.
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.Read more
WHAT WE DO
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....Read more
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 families, physical challenges, and below-standard environments a chance for successful socialization and personal growth....Read more
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, 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....Read more
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....Read more
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....Read more
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....Read more
“Generation to Generation” Festival was hosted in honor of International Children’s Day in Morton Grove, Illinois. The event welcomed over 6,000 children and adults for an exciting day of family fun, food, and games....Read more
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....Read more
With support from Bright Future International, Kids Creative renewed its programming at Public School 102 in Brooklyn, NY, offering unique arts experiences....Read more
The BFI/BBT Junior Ambassadors Program is designed to give a key group of youths, including immigrants, minorities, and those coming from low-income families, giving them the opportunity to dance and learn while participating in the program as junior ambassadors....Read more
Move This World is a global empathy education non-profit that 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....Read more
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 3000 children in Rwanda, Burundi, Namibia and South Africa and raised more than one million dollars to support these projects....Read more
Kind words from people
“I believe in the integrity of human beings and the respect that they deserve, and the chances that they need to have. But more than that that I believe that we have our talents for sharing them for a good cause. Because all of people are connecting. The creative process - that's what gives you the choices. And good cause
Gloria Venty Middle school studentRenee Spivak Parent“My children would come home and tell us all about the acts of kindness that was happening at BFI Edutainment Lab. They shared with me such excitement that I starting doing acts of kindness in the community." ...Nora C. MA“They are very consistent in their pick-ups. It’s very easy to arrange and I know that the things I donate will not be wasted and any money raised goes to a good cause.”...“The best part of Edutainment Lab is, without a doubt, the kids – their smiles, their ideas, maturity. I work here to help the kids discover their talents and direct them to share that with the people and other children then. Yet I always finished my workshop with a renewed sense of hope and life, which comes from the kids. Helen Brown Teacher