Foster Care News: Youth Helping Youth


Check out these great stories of youth helping youth in foster care.


Because of his experience in the system, Tim Dennis is on a mission to recruit adults who will support teens in the foster care system by becoming either foster parents or mentors. Dennis is now a Maryville College freshman who dreams of becoming a mental health nurse.
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Middle school girls from Johnson County came away from this year’s Odyssey of the Mind World Finals honored as Odyssey Angels — creating an impressive real-world community service project. The girls launched their Odyssey of the Mind community service project — an Odyssey Angels project — to donate and decorate 100 canvas bags and fill with socks and underwear for 100 foster kids. They have already made and donated 300 blankets to kids in care.
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Related Post: SPOTLIGHT on Tony


Help eliminate negative stereotypes of teens in foster care by nominating a teen for our SPOTLIGHT Teen of the Month recognition. The Teen Toolbox SPOTLIGHT Teen of the Month award recognizes a youth (14-21) in the foster care system that is leading a life of promise and making a positive impact in his or her community. Nominations accepted on a continuous basis. #STOTM




Nicki Sanders, MSW, Chief Visionary Officer
The Teen Toolbox utilizes youth portfolio development and civic engagement and academic empowerment strategies to help teens set goals for life after high school and create a road map to reach those goals through its PACKAGED FOR SUCCESS™ Programs. We are committed to supporting and raising awareness about the needs and potential of teenagers in the foster care system.

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