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Sky Ranch Foundation – GRANT AWARD

FOSTER ADVENTURE RECEIVES GRANT FROM SKY RANCH FOUNDATION FOR OPPORTUNITY AWAITS PROGRAM

Hurricane, WV. (7/18/2018) – Foster Adventure is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Sky Ranch Foundation for West Virginia Foster Youth. These funds will support the Opportunity Awaits Program. Our Opportunity Awaits program allows youth in foster care to take hold or celebrate an opportunity presented to them. Things like extracurricular activities, school sports, clubs, class trips, prom or “once in a life” experiences.  We rejoice and celebrate with accomplishments: graduations, going off college, first job or just a special occasion.

Foster Adventure was founded with a single goal, to 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. Grants from organization like Sky Ranch assist us with building our programs and meeting a huge need with teens in foster care. West Virginia number of youth in foster care continues to grow, with now over 6,100 youth in care, we must work together for our states youth.

We are excited to grow our opportunity awaits program and serve our youth with this grant! Which is very thrilling! Opportunity is all around us, and the right opportunity could forever change the life of a teen in foster care, we must make sure they take those opportunities!

“We are beyond excited to have been selected for the award, we are excited about the number of Opportunities we will be able to allow WV foster youth to experience”. Says Executive Director, Michael Jones. “West Virginia foster care is in crisis and the need is so great. It is our hope and goal to at least put smile on the face of a foster teen. Letting them know someone cares”

The Sky Ranch Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. Sky Ranch Foundation continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth on behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry.

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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.

Opportunity Awaits – We are surrounded with opportunity all the time. Our program allows youth in foster care to take hold or celebrate an opportunity with presented them. Things like extracurricular activities, school sports, clubs, class trips, prom or “once in a life” experiences.  We rejoice and celebrate as well with accomplishments: graduations, going off college, first job or just a special occasion. Your Opportunity Awaits, join us be part of the movement! #OpportunityAwaits

Outreach Awaits – Together we can achieve great things, together we can provide better opportunities for our youth! Our Program is designed to reach out to youth and provide support, offer services and host awareness events. We offer educational opportunities to youth in the community expanding their opportunities for success.

Be the Difference – We have the opportunity almost daily to impact the life of a youth. It is time that we BE THE DIFFERENCE in their lives. Our program provides education, support and training to parents and families. We assist with recruiting foster and/or adoptive parents.

Thanks again to Sky Ranch Foundation 

https://www.skyranchfoundation.org

Special Thanks BB&T

Foster Adventure would like the thank BB&T for the awesome support! 10 duffel bag and 8 Sports gear bags is going to teen in WV foster care!

The duffel bags support our “Trash Bags are Unacceptable” program so that teens do not have to move their belongings in trash bags when moved!

The sports bags will go towards our Opportunity Awaits! Allowing teens in WV foster care to experience school sports and have a since of normalcy with being part of the teams!

Awesome BB&T! You are making an impact in the lives of WV Foster Youth! You are making a difference!

Thank you once again for your amazing efforts and being part of your community!

#wvfostercare #bbandt #fosteradventure #together #opportunityawaits

Adventure Housing

Adventure Housing

Foster Adventure is excited about our NEW Program, Adventure Housing. This program will roll into it’s pilot state with one “Tiny house” being build. The house will be built by other teens in foster care, as part of skills education, community volunteers and professional contractors

Join us and let’s Build Together

  1. Adventure Housing

    Most young people turn to their parents for help even after they turn 18. But foster youth in West Virginia leave foster care at age 18 with no place to call home.
    $0.00 donated of $3,000.00 goal

Auction Fundraiser

All during July, Foster Adventure will be fundraising to raise funds for our programs.  If you would like to be part of this exciting program and help teens in foster care, then join us and together we can make a difference.

You can donate online: http://www.fosteradventure.org/donate

You can take part in our online auctions: http://www.fosteradventure.org/auctions

Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fosteradventure

We look forward to working with you!

FA: RAZE

Foster Adventure: RAZE

We are RAZE. And our mission is clear. We’re putting everything we’ve got into tearing down the lies of Big Tobacco in West Virginia.Tobacco has taken over our state. And now is our time to take it back. We can be the generation of West Virginians that create a serious rebellion against big tobacco and make a real change.

REGISTER AS A CREW MEMBER

Become a member of RAZE today and help tear down tobacco’s lies. As a member, you’ll attend statewide tobacco prevention events, perform Commotions in your community and participate in social media challenges to win free RAZE gear! Seniors can even earn money for college through RAZE scholarships.

DRUG FREE – Program

truth

Statistics show that over 75 percent of teenagers have experimented with drugs and alcohol at some time in their lives. Pressure from their peers is often cited as the primary influence in this decision. It’s time to provide a stronger influence against the pressure to try drugs.

The Truth About Drugs is a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred YOUTH educational program
that covers each of the most commonly abused substances.

There is nothing more important than your child’s well-being. Knowing the extent of the drug problem in our society, you naturally want to protect your child from the destruction drugs can cause to them physically, mentally and emotionally. But when you talk to them about drugs, how do you know they’re even listening?

Give them the truth about drugs and they will listen. It has been conclusively found that when young people are given the facts about drugs and their harmful effects, they decide on their own not to take them. So, how do you educate them before a dealer gets to them?

That’s where we can help.

Our program provides factual information and real-life stories that get through to young people, causing them to actually change their mindset about using drugs.


This Drug Program will begin on
Wednesday July 6, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 7pm.
It will continue weekly until Sept 7th.

Location: Ablaze Youth Center, 200 Morris Ct, Hurricane, WV 25526

REGISTER TODAY!

Raising Funds

Raising Funds with GoodSearch & GoodShop

Use Goodshop to support Foster Adventure

We have partnered with Goodshop so that now you can feel great about your online shopping! Goodshop gives you the best coupons for thousands of stores like Target, Apple, Amazon, Petco and more AND a percentage of what you spend on virtually every purchase is donated to our cause! Plus, with the Goodshop app for iPhone and iPad, you can shop, save, and give on the go.

While your at it, be sure and set goodsearch as your default search engine and help us raise funds each and every time you search the web!

 

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The Costume

I just wanted to share with everyone a story that I read online, and it really hit home with me!

The Costume

Elsa

My 6 year old foster daughter has been asking about her Halloween costume since the start of school. She said “My friends keep asking what I’m gonna be and I just have to tell them ‘I don’t know’.” I said, “Honey, why don’t you just tell them what you are going to be?” “Cause I don’t know. What if they run out of Elsa costumes or you forget, or you run out of money?”

This little girl has had her needs consistently met the entire year that she’s been with me but these questions still float around in her little mind. Do you know, she had her first Christmas tree last Christmas? She also had her first birthday party, the room packed with people who I can honestly say love her deeply.

So, today, in the middle of September I went and bought her an Elsa costume just as she is hoping for. I did it to help calm the heart of an already anxious child. I did it as a reassurance that she will have Halloween just like her friends.

Then I started to think about how such a seemingly innocuous task can evoke so much emotion in myself as a foster parent. I’m thinking,

“Will she be around still on Halloween?”

“Will the court make some decision out of the blue to move her with a strange relative or send her home? ”

IT DOESN’T MATTER.

Today she is still here. Today she will bask in the glow of all things Elsa. Today, she knows beyond all doubt she’s loved. Today she will try on the costume, swirl around, sing ‘Let it Go’ and just be a child without a care.

THAT’S MATTERS.


It’s very hard to understand that emotion, yet I experience it daily working with the kids in my home. It seems like something so little, they may ask for a few dollars for the ballgame next week or to pick up something cause we almost out or even to mention upcoming Christmas/Birthday of something they would like and often I put it off, we will take care of it later.

Yet, what seems so little to me, is everything to them. They worry, they are scared and still uncertain about things.  So, when you read this story, JUST think for a minute, if they say something, it means so much to them … Don’t brush it off