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 

 

Tuesday Feb 3, 2015 From 5 pm to 8pm

and every 1st Tuesday of every month.

More Info Click Here.

Only At Above Location

  Manners and Dance with Ms. Laura  Cordially invites you to

 

Life Skills for your Little Sweetheart

Proceeds to benefit: Footsteps to the Future

Children ages 6 and up will learn:

Introductions, Polite Conversation, Dining Etiquette and Thank you notes.

Lunch will be served and students will leave with a work book,

a life skills identification card for wallet or purse and new found/reinforced confidence!

Tuition: $75 per child Register at: mannersdance.com

February 7, 2015  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

At The Naples Preserve, 1972 Fleischmann Boulevard, Naples, FL 34103

Please R.S.V.P. by February 1, 2014 to Ms. Laura Spell at etiquette2011@hotmail.com   mannersdance.com   239-438-2987

 

 

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: