The word forever is not taken lightly at Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF).
Many foster children don’t have a consistent positive person in their life and that is one reason FFCF is making sure they have a friend and an academic mentor.
Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, FFCF is more determined than ever to make sure these children are on a path to academic success. They served 433 children at their last back to school event by providing backpacks, uniforms, haircuts, shoes, vision and dental screenings; they enrolled 205 foster children ages 0-5 into early learning centers, connecting them to more than $650,000 in state funded childcare; and provided 220 children with one-on-one academic mentoring which improved their test scores, helping them advance to the next grade level.
In the last academic year, FFCF was able to serve more than 1,110 local foster children. As a child ages out of the foster care system, they are often on their own with little or no support.
FFCF implemented a “Fostering Transitions”program to address this underserved group of children. As a friend forever, FFCF is helping to bridge the gap.
Their mission is to focus on the children they serve by providing targeted educational and enrichment opportunities that allow each child to fulfill his or her potential. FFCF works to fulfill the unmet needs of every child who enters or is at risk of entering the foster care system in Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties.
To help fund the much-needed programs, FFCF holds several fundraisers throughout the year.
THIRD ON CANVAS
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019
5:00 – 8:00 PM
NAPLES BEACH HOTEL
12TH ANNUAL BOOGIE BASH – ROAR INTO THE 20’S WITH GATSBY
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019
6:00 – 10:30 PM
GREY OAKS COUNTRY CLUB
3RD ANNUAL SUNSHINE 5K
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019
PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATION CENTER
For more information about Friends of Foster Children of Forever (FFCF) or for events, visit www.friendsoffosterchildren.net or call 239.262.1808.