The Legacy Project

The Legacy Project is a program at Advocates for Children established in 2006 made up of current and former foster youth, ages 14-24 who need support in becoming self-sufficient adults. The Legacy Project trains and supports Mentor Volunteers who provide young adults with one-on-one mentoring, the acquisition of life skills, goal setting and resource navigation within the community.

The cornerstone of the Legacy Project is our life skills meetings and outings offering peer-to-peer group support and experiential learning. Throughout the year, the Legacy Project will host a variety of speakers who educate our youth on topics from financial literacy to personal rights to career opportunities.

Our program is designed to facilitate an individualized learning plan for each youth covering permanency, self-care & relationships, education & career, housing & money management, daily life skills & self-sufficiency, and self-esteem & self-efficacy.

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 and there are many ways to give to The Legacy Project. Volunteering with The Legacy Project may include a wide range of responsibilities from working one-on-one in a mentoring role to assisting with and facilitating meetings and outings. To donate, please click here.

If you are interested in hearing more, please contact Alexa at alexa_peterson@adv4children.org.

Requirements for Legacy Volunteers:

  • Must be 21
  • Pass a background check
  • Provide license and proof of auto insurance
  • 12-month commitment
  • Attend required training

The Mentor Volunteer experience will involve:

  • 10-hours of monthly contact with youth providing one-on-one mentoring
  • Assess and facilitate an individualized plan
  • Connect youth to community resources
  • Regular contact with Legacy Project Coordinators
  • Attend life-skills meetings with assigned youth
  • Transport youth to and from meetings and other scheduled events
  • Log contact time in Optima

How Can I Join The Legacy Project?

A simple referral form for each youth is required before they can participate in The Legacy Project. Please download the referral form here and email it to Alexa Peterson.

For more information, contact:

Alexa Peterson, Lead Legacy Project Coordinator

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