This is our Foster at Risk Blog
The name chosen to identify us. It is part of our goals and part of our community. Foster Youth At Risk . . . Of aging out of the sytem and entering adulthood without a safety net to ensure they are successful in life.
This is our FAR blog – Foster Youth at Risk. This small post is the first of many to come. We want to make sure a growing crisis in the foster system is being addressed. With the continuing Opioid crisis and more kids being added to the Foster Care system, there is a growing need to make sure those kids are being prepared for life.
This is the same as a young adult (living at home) would be prepared to finish high school, go to college, get a trade, move out, and get their own place and their own first job. All within the safety of a family support system.
This initiative will mirror such a system as it exists within a normal, working household in America.
This blog will be used to document the journey of our “Foster Youth at Risk” That we will be helping to enter adulthood with a set of tools to make their journey easier.
What is our mission?? To provide the very best set of tools to make the transition to adulthood easier. To ensure our Youth make it through the transition from the Foster system to Adulthood. This is through educating, advising, advocating, counseling and monitoring.
How will we contribute: Provide seminars at the local high school, library of community college on life skills such as finances, college applications, resources available, housing resources, one on one mentoring.
Partners in Warwick: Local organizations that provide services or otherwise help Foster Youth at Risk. especially those that have not been adopted yet or are bouncing from foster home to foster home without clear family support.
They are at risk of becoming another statistic
Make sure no youth ends up homeless, addicted to drugs, prostitution, runaway, in trouble, in jail, or worse.
Educate, support, and monitor them to ensure 100% success.
These are the main goals of our new organization. We are in the planning and engaging stage and will update you as our objectives are met.
Right now, we are developing a business plan and applying for a non-profit designation. Next, I will engage local non-profits and charities involved with Foster Youth and develop a plan to work together. Then, get in touch with foundations and government organizations about funding, resource donations, and sharing, coordination of services and benefits to ensure no doubling of efforts.
Finally, once a quarter, measure the success, what went right, what went wrong. Tweak the model and then, repeat.