The Solution: Finding Purpose Through Success in Education


  • After more than 20 years of counseling individuals aged 5 to 85 through trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction and a host of other challenges that create seemingly insurmountable obstacles. One thing remains very clear to us at Brilliant Futures; those who go on to lead the happiest lives for the longest period of time find a sense of purpose.   The need for purpose is one the defining characteristics of human beings. We crave purpose and suffer serious psychological difficulties when we don’t have it often letting the trials of our past overpower us. 


  • Purpose is a fundamental component of a fulfilling life. Purpose is such an important factor in the human experience that it lead Victor Frankl to write in his book, "Man’s Search for Meaning", that the inmates in his concentration camp who were most likely to survive were those who felt they had a goal or purpose.    There is no single sense of purpose for all humans. That will vary as much as our fingerprints. Our experience has shown however that the key to finding a purpose that can last a lifetime is education. Whether that education is in College, a University, a Vocational or Technical program, or even an Emotional or Therapeutic setting, empowering success in education remains our primary goal.  


  • While the forms of education are many, the process of learning is invaluable and at the center of everything we do at Brilliant Futures Foundation (BFF).  We recognize the character and perseverance that so many people show in the face of adversity so we sponsor tuition and support for individuals who have the desire to better their life through success in college but lack the financial resources to do so. 

How it Works

Step 1: Assessment and Diagnosis

We interview applicants then present the results and recommendations to the Board of directors.  This is a financial needs based fund and need must be established but we also look for commitment, desire, and capability in each applicant.

Step 2: Employ the Best Educational Option

The board will recommend the best option (e.g., College, Voch/Tech School, or treatment program) for each recommended applicant.   Our hope is to never say "no" to any applicant so even if they are not ready for higher education we will assist them  in finding the help they need.

Step 3: Highly Engaged Follow Through

Our oversight committee ensures prudent use of all funds used in supporting the students needs by reviewing outcomes and metrics on a regular basis.

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