REMOVING BARRIERS
supporting the entire family
We contact local organizations to identify children in care
who are involved in extracurricular activities.  We then
communicate with the case-worker and foster parent to
get the specifics of what is needed.  We may also be
contacted directly by an organization, foster parent or
case-worker to request our services.
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STEP 2: Identify need
We arrange drop offs with the foster parent, case-worker
or member of the organizations working with the child.
For high school athletes in foster care, equipment needs
and fees can become expensive, often times discouraging
the child from participating. We connect the child with a
sponsor (or sponsors) to assist with fees and equipment.
REMOVING BARRIERS EQUIPMENT DRIVES
Several times per year, we hold equipment drives to
collect equipment for children in foster care.

We also seek financial donations to purchase new
equipment or to assist with fees associated with
extracurricular activities.
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Exposure to positive male and female role models
Teaches the significance of accountability to coaches, teammates, school, community
    Teaches the importance of  ownership in the overall success of the team or group
    Teaches the rewards of completing individual and team goals
    Promotes a healthy, active lifestyle
    Exposure to peers, not in foster care, who have overcome perils in their lives
    Exposure to life beyond your circumstances
    Stability and structure of team rules and regulations
    Learn the daily commitment of time which is an essential career tool
    Shifting focus from negative aspects in their lives to positive possibilities
    Less time to “hangout”
    Get outside comfort zone
    Adhere to Academic GPA requirements, which will help you stay on track academically
WHY PARTICIPATE
STEP 1: Collect Equipment
STEP 3: Delivering equipment
STEP 4: Sponsoring High School students