What Can You Do

3 easy ways you can make a difference right now:

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"All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s one of the things that connects us as neighbors—in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver."
Fred Rogers

Everyone has something to offer

The Village​ makes it easy and convenient for anyone to help. We do this by matching youth with adults from a variety of community organizations including businesses, associations, faith communities, universities and others willing to assist foster youth. The Village adults and organizations, known as Village Guides, identify their expertise, experiences, and the resources they’re willing to offer including guidance, social capital/referrals, encouragement, experiences, goods, financial support, and other forms of support.

Here are some specific examples of things that actual foster youth have identified:

  • Learning how to manage time and/or a budget
  • Guidance on how to find a job including evaluating opportunities, interviewing and follow up communications
  • Learning how to grow food
  • Visiting a college campus or museum
  • Exploring what it’s like to work in a particular industry, company, or profession
  • How to cook healthy meals
  • Seeing how cars actually work and how to maintain them
  • Learning what goes into the composition of a great photo
  • Observing how adults handle themselves in meetings and around the workplace
  • Exploring a local youth club or sports league
  • Finding out that math is not as bad as it may seem
  • Building a simple piece of furniture
  • Sitting in the cabin of a commercial aircraft talking with a real pilot
  • Going behind the scenes of a live theatre production
  • Learning two simple songs on a piano or guitar
  • And countless more..

Chances are good that you, or someone you know, could help foster youth with one or more of these needs.

"I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
Edward Everett Hale
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