To all those amazing fathers out there, we wish you a Happy Father’s Day! For many families across the country, yesterday marked a very special day, an entire day devoted to dads, in celebration of fatherhood. But for our kids in foster care, it can sometimes be a very difficult day, having been abused, neglected or abandoned by their fathers.
Without a family to teach, respect, love, care for, protect, inspire, encourage and nurture a child, they can experience difficulty connecting with others, including their peers and their teachers. A preoccupation that can distract even the brightest kids from focusing and succeeding academically. That’s why at the heart of Best Foot Forward’s program, we always acknowledge these traumas while guiding our students. Through a team-oriented approach led by BFF coaches, we carefully cater to each child’s unique needs. Thanks to a one-on-one motivational approach that reinforces their skills and strengthens their resilience, our students are able to thrive.
We believe that education is the answer to breaking this cycle of abuse, so we work in tandem with every possible agency: foster parents, group home representatives, case managers, Guardian Ad Litem, attorneys, teachers, school counselors, and more.
Only together can we change the world for these kids!