Foster the Funk

A microproject by Camp Horizon
Foster the Funk
Foster the Funk
Foster the Funk
Foster the Funk
Foster the Funk
Foster the Funk

Summary

This project will help us to provide funding for our Leadership Development Program. At the age of twelve, youth graduate from our Summer Camp to our Leadership Development Program (LDP). The Leadership Development Program focuses on peer-to-peer interaction, developing basic life skills, and continuity of relationships during weekend retreats, Service Project Saturdays, and Life Skills Events. LDP serves youth between the ages of 12-18 years old and was developed to address the nee

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Challenge

This project will help us to support foster youth by giving them the opportunity to overcome the effects childhood abuse and neglect to become well-prepared and successful adults while strengthen and building our programming.

Solution

This project will help us to solve the feeling of instability, lack of support and feelings of unloved or being unwanted by allowing us to provide one to one mentor matching, intentional life skills lessons, loyal volunteers, and family-like environment which will help our youth consistently beat the odds while feeling supported and loved. The support we provide helps increase positive behavior, decrease placement changes, increase academic achievement and support the youth as they exit care.

Long-Term Impact

In the long-term, providing love and support for "unwanted kids" helps to counter common negative behaviors that typically lead to substance abuse, violence, crime, poverty and illness or early death. Today, more than half of our US homeless and sex-trade populations are former foster youth! As a society, we can do better for our most vulnerable kids. Annually we reach on average 70 youth with the intention to "break the cycle" of abuse and provide guidance for making good decisions.

Resources

http:/​/​www.camphorizon.net
Camp Horizon Top-Rated Testimonials
Camp Horizon on Facebook
Alumna Cocoa's Radio Interview at Summer Camp
Atlanta Journal Constitution Article 11/​17/​14

Organization Information

Camp Horizon

Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
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Project Leader:
Tonya Malone
Atlanta, GA United States
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