Kick Off to National Foster Care Month 2013


Today is the day.  May 1st marks the beginning of National Foster Care Month.   This entire month is dedicated to showcasing that each of us can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care.


National Foster Care Month 2013 – Supporting Youth In Transition

  • On any given day there are more than 400,000 children in foster care. 
  • Roughly 28,000 youth will leave foster care without a permanent family.


National Foster Care Month also provides an opportunity for acknowledging the thousands of dedicated foster families and other caring individuals and organizations who are already supporting youth in foster care.  We can never publicly recognize all the agencies supporting these young people.  We will highlight various agencies throughout National Foster Care Month.


(Part I) THANK YOU for your great work:


1. Adopt US Kids – Facebook – Twitter

2. Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative – FacebookTwitter

3. Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption – FacebookTwitter

4. Project Meet Me Halfway – FacebookTwitter

5. Youth Communication – FacebookTwitter


Related Post: What About Youth In Transition?




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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