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To increase public awareness of the crisis many families and youth in Los Angeles County are currently facing in foster care. We do this through activities including advocacy work as well as at events where attendees can stop by and learn more at our lawn table.
To improve the quality of lives of children and youth in foster care, homeless, incarcerated or under the supervision of probation through the provision of direct services to the children or to the agencies serving them.
To improve the quality of the lives of children and young people in foster care, homeless, incarcerated or under the supervision of probation through system changes.
"See Me" brings together 23 stories of resilience, wit, talent, and power. The subjects of "See Me" will challenge every negative stereotype you may have heard about foster youth. We are painting a real picture, through portrait photography and narrative, detailing how foster youth push through adverse childhood experiences, and use postsecondary education to grow and thrive.
The exhibition is being held at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 514 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, from January 11 - March 3, 2019. The hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-6pm.
Young & Healthy is hosting a mobile dental clinic for patients who are: 1) between the ages of 5-18; 2) in need of dental care; 3) live in Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre or South Pasadena; and 4) have a parent/guardian who will commit to several appointments during the week of the clinic (Feb 22 - March 1). There are 120 spots open. Call to register: 626-795-5166.
Children in an after-school tutoring program in Pasadena need your help. Tutors are needed for Aspires West's after-school program for low-income youth in the subjects of math (general math, geometry, algebra 1 and 2) and English for elementary, middle and high school students. Tutor schedules are Monday through Thursday, 4 - 7 p.m. Aspires West, Pasadena (AWP) provides low-income students and parents with services and opportunities that provide the knowledge and fundamental skills for student success.
Help a young man deal with separation away from his family. Hathaway-Sycamores, Child and Family Service, is seeking mentors for their El Nido (Altadena) Residential Campus. The Hathaway-Sycamores mission is to help cultivate hope and resilience to enrich the well-being of children, adults, families and communities. Flexible hours are available.
California Youth Connection (CYC) is a youth-led advocacy organization of current and former foster youth, ages 14 - 24. The newly formed CYC Pasadena Chapter needs Volunteer Supporters. Volunteer Supporters are particularly important to CYC's youth-led model. Volunteer Supporters collaborate with CYC Members to develop their leadership skills and to ensure CYC members have the resources they need to run a successful Chapter, attend leadership conferences, and participate in policy activities to create the change members want to see in the child welfare system. Supporters take on an "ally" role by providing social capital, professional tips, and guidance. The commitment is about 10 hours a month.
Five Acres is seeking compassionate adults who would like to make a difference in the lives of adoptive children and parents. The Mentor Program at Five Acres matches mentors with children and adults who are part of the Adoption Promotion Support Services program. Those interested in becoming a mentor must have some experience with foster care/adoption: as an adoptee, an adoptive parent, or former foster youth.
Foster Care Project is continuously recruiting active community members and leaders to serve as Members on the Steering Committee. Leaders with experience in all industries are welcome.
Many transition-age youth will be preparing to leave foster care and enter into adulthood with only the clothes on their backs. Thankfully, Fresh Outfitters will be stocked and ready to help these young adults shop for brand new clothing. Fresh Outfitters was designed to give foster youth the opportunity to shop for new, cool clothing in a safe environment. We are always looking for new volunteers to ensure the shop is clean and organized, assist youth as they shop, and make them feel comfortable and safe while providing assistance with sizes and fitting rooms.