As we begin to assemble our beta group for online 'virtual' academic team building, we are reminded of how so many foster kids feel as they face the challenge of academia without the encouragement of parents and teachers in so many cases. You see, they have heard so many times about their failures that they have a difficult time setting goals - and believing in themselves. In most cases the foster parents care far more than the kids 'feel', but the kids live every day with scars from abandonment, abuse or, at best, apathetic support from their biological parents.
The idea of being part of a team where potential becomes a lifestyle rather than a dream is difficult for many of these kids in any endeavor, but especially in academic achievement. Start 2 Achieve, through our Academic Fitness Network, raises the bar and the results. This past school year we saw a small cadre of foster kids in Colorado and Iowa hold out their hand and accept their diplomas on their road to a more challenging and rewarding future.
TBC (We are awaiting permission to share a couple of their success stories).
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