Tag «teens in foster care»

I’m A Foster Care Advocate

  Packaged For Success is a training and development company that specializes in personal empowerment, career development, program management, and youth investment. Packaged For Success is not my first business.  For many years my company was called The Teen Toolbox.  The Teen Toolbox is now a division of Packaged For Success. This is my youth …

These Teens Rock

The Teen Toolbox eliminates negative stereotypes of teens in foster care with our SPOTLIGHT Teen of the Month recognition. Our 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.   SPOTLIGHT Teen …

The Holiday Season and Foster Care

Welcome to the end of 2013! Today I want to share three awesome resources available to support teens in foster care during the holiday season.   FosterClub, the national network for young people in foster care, recognizes the struggle faced by young people in and from foster care during the holidays. FosterClub provides the following …

SPOTLIGHT On Amber S.

Amber S. exited the Florida foster care system two years ago. Her interests include art, music, crime scene investigation shows. She is a fan of hip hop, rap, R&B and gospel music.   Other people describe Amber as being shy and always staying to herself. She describes herself as being a good listener, and good …

National Adoption Day 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013 is National Adoption Day.   National Adoption Day is a collective effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children and teens in the United States foster care system awaiting permanent families.   Ever year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, communities of parents, judges, and child advocates join together to …