Foster Connect is an online hub where our partners in the foster care community can share volunteer opportunities, services, and resources.
If you’d like to share an opportunity, click here to submit your information.
AIM-N-Inspire is a registered pre-apprentice program in animation, interactive gaming, and filmmaking where graduating participants receive advanced technical training, mentorship, certification, and on-the-job training through a registered apprenticeship pathway. Find out more & apply today!
Inner Voice is a writing challenge for resilient youth, ages 13 to 18, based in Los Angeles. If you are currently attending a title 1 school, and/or are system involved – then this challenge is for you!
The purpose of the challenge is to encourage young people to express themselves through writing. We will be publishing an online journal once a year that will include all works submitted.
The First Star UCLA Bruin Guardian Scholars Academy (BGSA) is a free, comprehensive four-year college access program for youth in foster care. BGSA offers a 2-4 week residential summer academy where youth receive academic support, enrichment, and encouragement needed to assist them in becoming competitive college applicants. The program engages a cohort of students in a variety of fun and active learning opportunities that include academic courses for college credit, independent studies, social and cultural activities, field trips, service learning, and recreational activities. In addition to the summer immersion program, students will receive individual support and mentoring throughout the academic year through their participation in monthly Saturday Academies.
The Foster Care and Adoption Agency (FFA) at David & Margaret works in collaboration with Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties to support workers. children, and families through training and approving resource parents, assisting with identifying placements, and providing supportive services.
We are looking to begin a new cohort of our CareerX mentorship program in early 2023. The application is open to apply to be part of the program, where mentors will work with a former foster youth over a 9-month period, building a rapport and covering everything from career readiness to financial literacy through our pre-designed curriculum. Click on “I want to become a mentor” to view the application.
Make Good Inc has two core programs The Book Foundation and The TAY Shop at The Emporium: Foster Resource & Literacy Center. The mission is to get new books and new essential items into the hands of the most vulnerable youth in Los Angeles County.