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From calendar apps to the old-fashioned pen and paper method, there are many ways to remain organized. But, how do we incorporate organization within a school environment? We believe agendas are key to better organization, improved time management, and decreased procrastination. So much so that we’ve developed a comprehensive program to introduce this tool to
Teachers have so much more to think about nowadays than just teaching math, reading and science. The safety of their students, and themselves, is foremost on everyone’s minds. One year ago, there was a heartbreaking and shocking shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that put a spotlight on the need for active shooter training,
Doesn’t everyone love a compliment? All children respond to compliments, particularly those that are specific and behavior oriented. The children we work with would rarely hear compliments growing up, in fact, quite the opposite. So giving compliments is something we do all the time for all our students. We watch their reactions, we see the
We have all heard the quote “It is better to give than to receive”, but children in foster care rarely have the opportunity to experience giving, and all the benefits that come along with it. There is a lot of research focused on the physical and mental benefits of giving and volunteering. Researchers consistently find
With so many students in our program, preparing for the holidays becomes a big job. We start by collecting wish lists for the students, and then making sure we fill each and every one of them, with the help of many organizations and donors, such as The Giving Tree, Spirit of Giving, and others. Every
Thanksgiving is a holiday we spend with friends and family, enjoying turkey with all the fixings, eating too much, and feeling grateful for all there is to be thankful for. At Best Foot Forward, we have a lot of reasons to be thankful this holiday season: our students, partners, donors, supporters, volunteers, staff… We kicked
On September 26, we inaugurated our brand new office space, a proud realization of our co-founders’ vision and months of renovation. We owe a big thank you to the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce for welcoming our new location with a wonderful ribbon cutting celebration. While our work environment may look a little different
School may be out during summer, but our students are still eager to learn. To keep them involved we created a very special program –– our summer book club! Over the years, we’ve come together with our students to read, engage, learn, and have an absolute blast. Some of our favorite selections from past book
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