The Individualized/Mentoring Program is set up so that a foster child will have a chance to succeed in his / her studies. Being taken out of your home and placed in an unfamiliar environment is hard enough; now add having to keep up with homework and studying for tests.
The Foster Care Council provides a tutor to a foster child that is testing below grade level. The Education Training Coordinator will place the child with a certified teacher for 3 hours per week. The child is pre tested to determine individual academic needs.
The uniqueness of this program is that the tutoring is conducted at the child’s current residence (with the caregiver present), this ensures the child receives the assistance. The child is post tested after six months to determine progression and future academic needs.
Our Mentoring Program is geared for children 12 years and older. The youth will receive tutoring along with the mentoring. It is recommended that children at this age begin learning important life skills. This program will assist in preparing them for their teen years and early adulthood. The Mentor program will educate the individual on areas they have questions about, explain community resources, explain how to fill out a job application, a college application, develop a budget, balance a checkbook, etc.
Download the Tutoring Referral Form by clicking here.
The Foster Care Council has opened Studio ThriftyFor the Kids, a non-profit, boutique-style store where foster parents can bring their foster children to shop for clothing and other basic necessities at no cost to the families.
Studio ThriftyFor the Kids is fully stocked with basic necessities for children, including new and gently used boys’ and girls’ clothing for infants up to 18-year-olds. The store has an inviting disco/skating rink theme that is colorful, chic and fun for kids of all ages.
The atmosphere of the boutique was created to ensure the foster children have an enjoyable experience as they shop for clothing and necessities. The goal of Studio ThriftyFor the Kids is to provide a sense of normalcy to foster children by sending them home with basic needs to set them up for success. Click here for more information.
The enrichment program allows for a child to participate in the activity of their choice; sports, music, karate, the arts or any other activity they want to explore. This opportunity allows for the child to find talents that might otherwise go unrecognized. Thus increasing a child’s self-esteem, attitude in the classroom, school/home behavior and allow them to meet and interact with peers with the similar interests.
Click here to print a request form.