Teens in foster care don’t have the same opportunities and support as most of us did when we were there age. They don’t have someone to show them how to dress for an interview, or to reach out to a network for job leads. And because of the trauma they experienced, they often don’t have the same social and relational skills that are vital in a workplace.
In response to this need, Fostering Hope partners with TwoCor, another nonprofit, and a variety of local businesses to provide training, internships and jobs for kids to put them on a path to productive citizenship.
Did you know something as simple as drinking applesauce through a straw can help calm trauma symptoms? Equipping work supervisors with this knowledge can lead to lasting employment instead of termination.
We have 17 local businesses who have signed on to prepare these kids for sustainable employment.
Our vision is that they become adults who will thrive and someday give back to the community. That they learn their traumatic past does not have to define their future.