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, summer learning opportunities and weekend retreats.
SUCCESS IN SCHOOL
Success in School is an initiative involving Education and Human Services for Children and Youth. It was developed to focus on improved educational outcomes for children and youth who are particularly vulnerable group of students and often have extraordinary needs due to their life circumstances.
Summer Strategy adds engaging, educational activities to the typical summer experience for youth ages 6 to 18. Summer Strategy comes with the opportunity for field trips that allow students to apply for what they have learned 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.
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 ages 16-18.
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