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Finding a forever family is what so many children in foster care dream of, and we are over the moon excited for Glori and Jojo for finding theirs. Coaches Nina and Sherrie-Ann were there for the ceremony and celebration, and of course brought with them special adoption presents! Included in the pictures you will see
All rise! For children in foster care, court proceedings are a part of life. The primary role of the court is to protect the child and to ensure they are in a safe environment. Court can be intimidating and unsettling, and it has an impact on the child. Part of our ongoing training is to
You can’t come into the schools with us, so we thought we would bring it to you! Coach Elyse is amazing with the younger students, as you can see here. She has such a warm, kind way about her, and has a full arsenal of ideas for teaching concepts our students have missed out on. We
Every year, the BFF BASH is a sell-out success story. This year was no different, with 500 in attendance in support of our programs. 30 students attended this year, our most ever, and they felt like the guests of honor that they were. Adrianna spoke on behalf of all the students and there wasnt a
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