Welcome to Foster Adventure,
West Virginia now has over 5,000 youth in foster care!
43% of the youth in foster care are between the ages of 11-18!!
Foster Adventure enhances the lives of teens in care by funding social, athletic and educational opportunities and items that give a sense of normalcy to teens in care; Promoting friendships, life skills, higher education and hope in their future.
Something Awaits:This is a special fund to give a child in foster care the hope they need with a special gift. These special gifts are give out to youth new to foster care, celebrating an event (birthday or school award) or transitioning out of care to independent living.
Opportunity Awaits: This program is designed to allow foster kids to pursue an opportunity. These opportunities include extracurricular activities, school sports and clubs, class trips, enrichment opportunity or “once in a life” experiences.
Outreach Awaits: This program is a designed to reach out to underprivileged youth and provide support, services and host awareness events. Awareness Events include topics such as: Drug Prevention and Tobacco Usage. Training events on topics like budgeting, education planning and other general life skills. Assist with mentor matching.
The Youth Awaits: This program is designed to educate and support parents. Assist with recruiting foster and/or adoptive parents. We also provide training on topics for parents on internet safety, behavior modification and “Apps” to watch our for.
Youth Center – Hurricane, WV
Help Foster Adventure bring this Youth Center to life and give our youth access to opportunities, teaching them leadership skills, business experience and so much more. This unique ran center will be operated by the youth for the youth. Learn more about what this process is all about here…
Things Youth Need to Change the World through Foster Care
Opportunities — Foster care is an adult-driven system with adult-determined goals operated by adults for the benefit of adults, all focused on children and youth. Young people need substantial, relevant and meaningful opportunities to affect the system. These should not be tokenistic, belittling, demeaning, manipulative or otherwise negative. Instead, they should be equitable, geared towards youth/adult partnerships and transformative for everyone involved, including children, youth and adults.
Training — Whether they’re learning how to transform foster care in group homes, in nonprofits, through government programs, with foundations, or through the media, children and youth in foster care should have significant training. Their skills should be developed to ensure successful action, while their knowledge should be shared to encourage meaningful personal development.
Technology — Using every technology available to them, children and youth in foster care can change the world. Texting can increase communication and community building among youth in foster care, while social media can help ensure that foster childrens’ voices are heard. Building websites and forming organizations online can further systemic goals focused on youth engagement, while access to the Internet can be a building block for further action.
Personal Care BasketsWest Virginia has more then 5,300 youth in foster care with over 40% being pre-teens/teen.$0.00 donated of $300.00 goal
School Supply DriveMost foster youth have been physically abused, neglected, sexually assaulted or emotionally abused by the very people they rely on to keep them safe. They enter foster care with little more than the clothes on their backs, and are most likely behind in school, as well as in their social and educational development.$0.00 donated of $500.00 goal
Garbage Bags are NOT AcceptableGarbage bags are NOT an acceptable form of luggage! ... Too many times youth in foster care are moved from homes and forced to place their belonging in Trash Bags, due to lack of luggage!$0.00 donated of $500.00 goal
Christmas WalletChristmas wallet filled with gift cards.$50.00 donated
General FundraiserFoster Adventure’s goal is to provide opportunities that await young people, primarily in foster care, that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, desire for education and reassert a sense of hope in the future.$25.00 donated