Footsteps To The Future<br>"It Is All About The Girls"

 Footsteps To The Future, Inc.,
  is a non-profit organization that empowers young women, in and aging out
  of foster care, to safely and successfully transition to living independently.
Our mission is focused on advocacy, evidence-based mentoring and academic achievement to help foster youth as they transition toward independent living.

    

 UpComing Events

 

IN HER SHOES EXTRAVAGANZA

CLIVE | DANIEL HOME

2777 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34103

Thursday, November 20, 2014 

We are collecting gently worn Designer & Brand Name Shoes,

Belts, Scarves and Purses now until November 10th at the listed

pre-parties and select drop off locations.

They will then be available for a fraction of the original price at the main event.

  

Pre-Parties with Wine, Cheese and More

Sip & Socialize  -  Drop Off Your Donation

 

    (Thurs) Oct 23rd  -  Rebeccas Ladies Fashions AND accessories, 5 - 8 pm.

                      At the Mercado, 9123 Strada Place, Unit 7110, Naples

 

         (Fri) Oct 24th  -  Red Salon & Spa, 13550, Reflection Pkwy, Ft Myers, 5 - 8 pm.

                                          Off Cypress Lk. Dr.

   (Thurs) Nov   6th  -  Quarter Auction & Shoe Drop off, 5 - 7:30 pm.

                                          St Monica's Church, Immokalee Rd, Naples. 2 miles east of I-75

 

Other Drop Off Locations:

Savvy On First - 2263 1st Street, Fort Myers, open 11-5 tu-Sa

 

The Center For Natural Healing

          4632 Vincennes Blvd, Cape Coral, Fl 33904. Open 9 till 2

 

 Click Here For More Info    judiwoods2@earthlink.net

 

UPCOMING EVENTS with Footsteps #footstepstothefuture #INHERSHOES 

 

Naples Quarter Auction - What Fun!

Thursday, November 6th - 5:30 pm

St. Monica’s Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Rd, Naples, FL 34119

Located two miles east of I-75 on Immokalee Road in Naples

Click Here For More Info

Please bring with you gently worn Designer & Brand Name Shoes,

Belts, Scarves and Purses. Your donation to our

IN HER SHOES EXTRAVAGANZA is greatly appreciated! 

     

 

Tuesday Nov 4, 2014 From 5 pm to 8pm

and every 1st Tuesday of every month.

More Info Click Here.

Only At Above Location

 

 

Jazzin' It Up 2014, Was April 12.

It Was Wonderful. Did You Miss It?

A Special Thank You!

Our Guest, Featured Musicians, Our Sponsors

Our Supporters, Our Tutors & Mentors

Our Volunteers 

 

The PowerPoint Presentation

The Event Pictures

Thank You John Fernandez

       

 

 

Nationally there are over 600,000 children and young adults in the foster care system.  Footsteps to the Future was created to help young women successfully transition from foster care to living independently.  It is our goal to assist them as they become educated, job-ready, self-sufficent, and productive members of our community.

 

At the age of 18 youth in foster care "age out" of the system leaving them with little resources to transition to living independently.  As a result, statistics show that:

 

 50% will fall prey to crime, drug and alcohol abuse and homelessness

70% do not have a high-school degree or GED

25% become homeless within three years of leaving the system

70% of the nation’s prison populations have spent some time in foster care

Children live what they learn: Dysfunctional families tend to replicate living off the system for generations

(Statistics: www.casey.org)

 

The purpose of Footsteps to the Future is to provide tools of empowerment to guide, encourage, and mentor young women helping them make positive choices to reach their highest potential.

 

View this short video and hear from some members of Footsteps: