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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
Throughout our eight-plus years, we’ve formed so many meaningful relationships. From the special bonds shared between students and staff to the connection with our community we now hold dear. We wouldn’t be where we are today without your support.   One local company, in particular, has played a huge role in our growth and development.
Only two weeks to go before school’s out for summer! Our kids have taken giant steps forward this school year and we couldn’t be more proud. However, they’re not the only ones who have learned a thing or two along the way. Throughout the year, each of our kids is paired with a BFF Coach to