The Legacy Project is a program at Advocates for Children that is made up of about 40+ current and former foster youth aged 13-21 that was established in September 2006. They are all in different stages of emancipation from the system, and our program is designed as part support group, part life-skills education and experiential learning, as well as an emphasis on community service which takes place at our monthly meetings. The Legacy Project provides fun and informational opportunities for youth to be supported, develop life skills, build peer support, and navigate their way through each of their goals. The focus of our program is to serve youth who need support in becoming self-sufficient adults.
Legacy Project’s Mission
Our mission is to inspire confidence, motivation and self-reliance through the caring, supportive network of CASA volunteers.
How Can I Get Involved with The Legacy Project?
We are always in search of donors and volunteers. There are many Ways to Give to The Legacy Project. For those with more time, volunteering with The Legacy Project may include a wide range of responsibilities from working one-on-one in a mentoring or tutoring role to assisting and facilitating meetings and outings.
Requirements for Legacy Volunteers:
- Must be 21
- Pass a background check
- Provide license and proof of auto insurance
- 3-6-month commitment
- Attend required training
Legacy Volunteer experience will involve:
- Monthly contact with The Legacy Project supervisors
- Volunteering at monthly meetings
- Transporting teens to and from monthly meetings and other scheduled events
- Regular attendance in trainings and continuing education
- Facilitate small groups
How Can I Join The Legacy Project?
A simple referral form for each youth is required before participation with The Legacy Project. Youth involved with The Legacy Project are invited to our monthly meetings and may also access one on one support from life coaches or mentors, emotional support, resource navigation, goal planning.
For more information, contact:
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