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 & relationships, health & self-care, 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 Maggie at Maggie_dawson@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:
- One-year commitment to assigned youth
- A minimum of 10-hours of monthly contact with youth providing one-on-one mentoring
- Facilitate an assessment mid and post program
- Connect youth to community resources
- Have regular contact with Legacy Project Coordinators
- Prepare a report every 2-months with status and updates
- Attend Legacy Night meetings with youth and provide transportation if needed
- Log contact time in Optima
- 8 hours of continuing education per year
How Can I Join The Legacy Project?
For more information, contact:
Maggie Dawson, Lead Legacy Project Coordinator