(Navigate, Opportunity, Worth)
The Regratifying Foundation's NOW program 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.
Participants will develop skills that will help them to be successful during employment, as well as be exposed to different professional careers so they can find and pursue a profession that they’re passionate about.
JOB EXPERIENCE PROJECTS
Throughout the year, participants will obtain real life job experience working with a client (local business). Each project is different, but allows participants to learn about different industries, market research, communication, public speaking, creative thinking and strategies, and teamwork. Participants will be able to put these projects on their resume.
ALL YEAR PROGRAM
The program will engage the youth all year with courses, online assignments, job shadowing, team building exercises and visiting businesses.
Participants will be rewarded for engaging with the program and for their hard work. Rewards can be earned by attending courses, engaging in activities and completing assignments.
The program will work with each participant to set personal and career goals.
Each participant will be partnered with a mentor who specializes in a profession of their choice.