HOMES FOR CHILDREN CORPORATION
FOSTERING CHANGE INITIATIVE
Fostering Change Initiative provides support for youth to engage in meaningful, age-appropriate developmental opportunities that encourage confidence and leadership development outside the classroom that foster independence, encourage creativity and provide new perspectives including: Enrichment and extracurricular activities
IN THE FIELD
Fostering Change Initiative comes the opportunity for field trips or excursions that allow students to apply for what they are learning in the classroom to the real world.
Connecting the classroom to outside life experiences is an integral part of the curriculum and a powerful method for students to gain knowledge, authenticate learning, build confidence and develop critical thinking skills.
We embrace and nurture the artistic side of your youth by exploring in the arts. The program enhances the academic abilities and cognitive functioning of children. We encourage the creative passions of each and every student through innovative lessons in visual arts, music and dramatic arts.
Visual arts respond to the developmental stages of children exposing then to age-appropriate activities that increase their visual awareness of the world around them.
Dramatic Arts exceptional learning experiences for all students with special opportunities for children who demonstrate talent and/or interest in theater.
ThINK -- THINGS I NEED TO KNOW
ThINK is a life-skills training program to help youth access the
resources needed to successfully transition into
adulthood, continue on to postsecondary education,
and meaningful careers. The program is 36 hours total. Youth must be in care, age 16-18 and complete a minimum number of hours to be eligible for the Transitional Living Allowance ($1,000).
Currently there are over 400,000 children and youth
in our Nation’s foster care system and every year,
more than 23,000 individuals “age out” of the foster
The passage to adulthood is challenging for anyone,
but for youth in foster care it can be especially
lonesome, confusing, and uncertain.
Despite facing significant challenges, youth currently
or previously involved in the foster care system
demonstrate extraordinary courage, determination,
and resilience. It is important to provide these youth,
and the supportive adults who work with them, the
resources and assistance needed to achieve stability