Our mission is to inspire foster care youth to identify their personal potential that will allow them to thrive now and after foster care.
Did you know that only 65% of foster care youth graduate from high school and less than 10% get a college degree? Unfortunately, it's true. Due to consistent disruption in their lives, many foster care youth lack motivation in school and only focus on the present and not their future, especially in regards to careers. With approximately 20,000 foster care youth aging out or emancipating from foster care every year, it is crucial to offer a program that will inspire these youth to think about their future, develop their self worth, and help them realize that they can have a successful life after foster care.
The Regratifying Foundation's NOW program, which will launch in March 2018, is designed to encourage foster care youth to continue their education, learn about and consider professional careers and set future personal and career goals before they age out or emancipate from foster care. Participants will learn about various professions, as well as how to improve social and communication skills, problem solving, and self-confidence. To encourage participation, the program will be actively engaging and provide personal incentives to each participant.