Projects looking for founding:
- Open an Encouragement Center by June 21st 2021
- Reconnecting foster kids with their biological parents in 2021
Chances of Success
We believe that success starts with comprehensive planning. We act as a role model and parental figure by taking our kids to colleges and getting them what they need to enroll and be successful in school. This hands-on mentoring and monitoring program ultimately teaches these teens how to "walk on their own." Our five-year plans include:
Choosing a School | Choosing a Major | Graduating On Time | Setting up Weekend Courses | Discovering Interests | Housing | Employment | Banking & Financial Services | Services for Teens with Children | Relationship Mentoring | Blended Family Mentoring
posibilidades de éxito
Creemos que el éxito comienza con una planificación integral. Actuamos como un modelo a seguir y la figura de los padres llevando a nuestros hijos a las universidades y obteniéndoles lo que necesitan para inscribirse y tener éxito en la escuela. Este programa de tutoría y monitoreo práctico enseña a estos adolescentes a "caminar por su cuenta". Nuestros planes quinquenales incluyen:
La elección de una escuela | Elección de un comandante | Graduación a tiempo | Configuración de cursos de fin de semana | Descubrir intereses | Vivienda | Empleo | Servicios bancarios y financieros | Servicios para Adolescentes con Niños | Relación de Mentores | Mentores de familia mixta
Hello Beautiful 3FN Supporters!
We would like to invite you to Holman Church's Annual Black College Summit 2019! As we continue to provide tangible resources to our youth, this is a great opportunity for foster youth to meet admissions staff and students from remarkable HBCUs. Since only 3% of foster youth have historically graduated from a college or university, this event can help make a significant dent in that statistic. RSVP soon!
Who Qualifies for Support?
Kol-Pol Community Services Inc. specifically assists young teens, starting at age 14, and supports them through their transition to adulthood by approximately 23 years of age. Our main target is foster children, children in the state system, homeless children, and generally troubled youth. To qualify for the program you must be in the foster care system or approaching emancipation from it.
¿Quién califica para el apoyo?
Kol-Pol Community Services Inc. ayuda específicamente a los jóvenes adolescentes, a partir de los 14 años, y los apoya a través de su transición a la edad adulta por aproximadamente 23 años de edad. Nuestro objetivo principal son los niños de crianza, los niños del sistema estatal, los niños sin hogar y, en general, los jóvenes con problemas. Para calificar para el programa debe estar en el sistema de cuidado de crianza temporal o acercarse a la emancipación de él.
Right now we're looking for a building that can act as our "home base". We'll use it to teach people what's in each room of the "home" and learn the basics of taking care of themselves. Surviving and thriving on one's own depends on these essential skills. We'd like a single-family home or a warehouse up to 5,000 square feet. Please contact us if you have any connections to an available building or if you'd like to make a monetary donation. We are also working on opening up an afterschool program that monitors a child's attendance at school. Access to the program would require proof of attendance and punctuality to encourage kids to participate in school.
We care about our generous supporters and want you to know that every donation is important to us. Depending on your level of financial support, we're offering t-shirts, gift cards, or floor tiles with your name on them in our future building. This is an opportunity to get your name out there and be rewarded for giving back. Give us a call to learn more or if you would like to be an anonymous donor please feel free to send your donations to 6704 Halm Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90056.
Blended Family Mentoring
• Family afterschool involvement--have fun!
• Removing the word "Step" from Stepfather or Stepmother is key.
• Being able to view family dynamics and the family as a whole: by taking the kids out to dinner & getting to personally know them!
• Family Night: each family night, the child gets to choose an activity!
• Vacation together--anything, anywhere matters: a museum, park, & so much more!
• Graditude-filled family involvement!
National Foster Care Day
Dedicated to the all the children in the U.S. foster care system, National Foster Care Day on the first Tuesday in May encourages everyone to wear blue and raise their voices to show their support for foster youth everywhere.
Kicking off Foster Care Month, National Foster Care Day provides a platform to help repair a system that is plagued with shortages nationwide. Many enter care with little to no belongings and have suffered the effects of abuse, poverty, neglect or even the death of their loved ones. There is a nationwide shortage of foster parents and stipends that don’t cover the essentials of a growing child.
With over 400,000 children in the foster care system at any given time, and a new child placed into care every 2 minutes, the need for support services, essential items and foster parents is high. Foster children have an uphill battle with startling statistics to overcome and need the support of our communities across the country. National Foster Care Day shines a light on these children and points us all in the direction of solutions.
• 250,00 children enter foster care each year
• Only 50% of youth in foster care graduate high school
• Foster children suffer PTSD at more than twice the rate of US war veterans
• 1 in 5 foster children experience homelessness within 1 year of aging out of care
• At ages 17 & 18, one-third of young women in foster care are pregnant or parenting
• More than 70% of inmates incarcerated were at one point in the foster care system
• Stipends don’t cover the essentials of a growing child