Do you think Foster Pride “just” has art classes? Well, we do—because these popular after-school programs help children learn new skills and build self-esteem — but in addition to that we also offer many scholarship and mentoring opportunities!
In just the last month…
Fifty-plus teens in foster care from all over the city participated in Career Week attending resume writing and networking workshops and getting the chance to go behind-the-scenes at Momentum, the marketing agency behind the Nike and Coachella campaigns; the NYC Department of Law; and ABC-TV where anchor Bill Ritter served as their personal guide. Teens learned what it’s like to work in these industries, the educational and professional opportunities they should take advantage of and the speakers gave inspiring stories about the personal obstacles they had to overcome to get where they are today.
Fashion guru Lyz Olko taught our teens how to cut, embellish, recycle and re-create dozens of cool jeans and jackets donated by Levi’s, in “Refashion-Fashion” workshops—and this summer they’ll be selling their fabulous creations at the Hester Street Fair!
We began plans for two new after school art classes—in the Bronx and Brooklyn, as well as a new collaboration with the Studio Museum in Harlem!
That’s not all! On May 15 we will be hosting a fabulous evening of wine, food and music in support of all the great work we do! Click here to RSVP and learn more.