Belonging and community is what we all want to experience. Youth from the foster care system can feel alone and ashamed of their story, leaving them feeling like an outsider. Foster Alumni Mentors is about FAMily ~ supporting, preparing, and building confidence in youth as they transition to adulthood.
20,000+ youth emancipate from the foster care system each year. Many feel alone and struggle to find a place of belonging. FAM provides a community of young adults who have shared experience with the foster care system, giving them a safe space where they can connect and build relationships, creating a strong support system. Each month, FAM members get together for FAM Time, where they get to have fun and connect with each other, encouraging and cheering each other on. This brings value to their lives and they know they have a place of belonging where people genuinely care about them and want to see them succeed.
How Can I Help?
The statistics are everywhere. We want you to know about all the success that comes from foster care. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. We believe so much in these youth, we choose to inspire hope in them, to show them they can be more than the statistics. Your donation helps youth in our community to see the possibilities, unlock their potential, believe in themselves, and create the life they are capable of having. Thank you for believing in the youth we serve!
Have you heard?
We are so impressed by extraordinary individuals from foster care who are everyday people in our communities creating change for the next generation. Check out just a few amazing stories of success, people inspiring youth in care and know they are all around you!