Check out this great video from The Storyboard Project: Mentor brought hope for the future of former foster youth.
The day Monique was born, her drugged mother hid her in a drawer. Throughout her childhood, she struggled to navigate life while being passed between family members and the foster system. Then, while attending high school, Monique met her mentor: the first person in her life she could trust.
Our Project Connect: Mentoring Program matches youth in foster care, ages 15+ to an alumni of foster care or teen focused foster/adoptive parent.
The shared experience of surviving and thriving after foster care is a unique experience and can help influence youth towards a positive direction.
The mentors are matched for a 2-year commitment to help their youth develop and attain SMART goals for transition to adulthood.
Our mentors are either alumni of foster care (experienced foster care and/or adoption themselves) or have been a foster and/or adoptive parents, specifcallly to teens in foster care and have supported a youth in transition.
Contacts Us to learn more about becoming a mentor with Onward Hope, Inc.