Our programs will help provide opportunities not otherwise offered by the foster care system. Think.Love.Smart™ wants to broaden their experience by counteracting the effects of institutionalization. By introducing them to programs and our Mentor Team in a natural setting without creating a feeling of obligation, it will enhance their curiosity and desire to fulfill the void of negligence by replacing it with a well balanced and nurtured relationship with a Mentor.
We strive to provide learning experiences both educational and relational to transitioning out of foster care. There are several programs catered specifically to each need of our girls, taught in a relaxed setting, by using innovative and hands-on techniques. These programs challenge our girls while enjoying them simultaneously. Listed are only a few of our standout programs that have continued to make a huge difference in the lives of our foster girls!
#LoveYourSelfie is a not only a program meant to boost the self-esteem and confidence of our teen girls but it is a successful campaign launched through Think.Love.Smart. #LoveYourSelfie raised awareness and spotlighted the heartbreaking statistics many foster girls experience that result in negative self-images, low self-worth and a lack of confidence. Their poor self-view subsequently impacts their productivity, poor academic performance and destructive behaviors which increases drop-out rates, teen pregnancy, or homelessness. The program consistently builds on self-love as the mentors of Think.Love.Smart empowers and educates each teen with the tools and resources they will carry throughout their lives. We understand that with a strong sense of identity, foster youth will successfully transition into adulthood to become independent, productive and powerful adults. #LoveYourSelfie is more than a program, it is a movement…to “Move Foster Girls Forward.”
Each year thousands of teenagers are released from the foster care system without a high school diploma. Our mentors help foster children stay on track academically by teaching good study habits, organizational skills, advocate for them with school personnel, and instill a life long love for learning. often fall behind when they enter the foster care system
Stay Calm & Think Smart
Here teens can learn the skills of effective self-advocacy, and become better prepared for the transition out of foster care to full independence.
We focus on independent living skills, housing, home economics, and higher education and vocational training.
Teaches cultural diversity, tolerance and exposes the girls to people, places, and things they may have never experienced. As it broadens their frame of reference, it encourages them to view the world through a wider lens, and teaches that beauty can exist in many different forms.