Backpack & School
1 LIFE 1 FUTURE aims to support, inspire, and activate strategically targeted
New Orleans neighborhoods through a locally grown grassroots initiative. 1 LIFE 1
FUTURE’s school supply drive will target K-8th grade students and families who are in
the most need of access to basic school supplies.
1 life 1 future is a New Orleans based non-profit organization on a mission to
equip youth and young adults with the necessary tools to successfully complete high school and
empower them on a better path beyond high school – whether that includes college, trade school, or
entrepreneurship. Through community events, mentorship, and educational programs, our goal is to be
a positive and active presence in the lives of youth throughout the New Orleans area.
The organization was founded by John Green, a New Orleans native born and raised in the Lower Ninth
Ward. As a youth, Green remembers the impact that his mentors played in helping him graduate both
high school and college. He is an alumnus of both St. Augustine High School and the University of
Southern Mississippi. He strongly credits these mentors with encouraging him and providing
opportunities for him to pursue a positive path so that he could have the best future possible. This is
why 1 Life 1 Future exists, to pay homage to Green’s mentors and continue their legacy.