Tell your friends, family and colleagues about The Village so they can join the cause and
decide how they might help. Send a short email with a link
to this website to your inner circle, or post on Nextdoor or any other favorite
social media sites (e.g. Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.). And, of course,
talk about The Village with others over coffee, at dinner, or on a walk.
Share The Village with your friends!
3) Contribute Financially
As with any new venture, financial resources are required to make things happen. We’re
working hard to secure contributions from local companies, foundations and from people
like you across the community. Whatever amount you might be able to allocate to this
important cause, rest assured that it will be put to good and proper use.
Foster the Future, Inc. is recognized under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible. Our employer identification number is 83-3425240.
Additionally, if you’re interested in exploring how you might contribute to
the design, software development, marketing, or other aspects of building and
running The Village please contact us and we’ll be
in touch shortly.
"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.