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Fostering Hearts FL Unveils New Mentorship Program to Empower Foster Children




Tampa Bay, FL, January 9, 2024 – Fostering Hearts FL is thrilled to announce the launch of its innovative Mentorship Program, a pioneering initiative aimed at transforming the lives of foster children in Tampa Bay through guidance, support, and love. This groundbreaking program is designed to cultivate strength, enhance academic performance, and empower foster children to overcome any obstacles they may face, ensuring they receive the support necessary to excel in both school and life.


Foster children face unique challenges that can hinder their academic and personal development, including frequent moves, instability at home, and emotional trauma. Recognizing the critical need for consistent and positive adult influences in their lives, Fostering Hearts FL has developed a mentorship program that matches foster children with compassionate and dedicated mentors.


Statistics underscore the effectiveness of mentorship in transforming the lives of at-risk youth. Studies have shown that students with mentors are 52% less likely to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class. Furthermore, mentored youth are 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking. Most impressively, mentored at-risk youth are 76% more likely to aspire to enroll in and graduate from college compared to their peers without mentors.


Fostering Hearts FL is calling on community members to get involved in this life-changing initiative. Volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of foster children are encouraged to join the Mentorship Program as mentors. No special skills are required, just a commitment to showing up, being present, and providing the stable, supportive relationship that these children so desperately need.


By participating in the Mentorship Program, volunteers can make a lasting impact on the lives of foster children, helping them feel loved, seen, and heard. Together, we can provide a nurturing environment where every child has the chance to thrive, feel empowered, and achieve their fullest potential.


For more information about the Fostering Hearts FL Mentorship Program or to sign up as a mentor, please visit our website or contact us at info@fosteringheartsfl.org. Join us in our mission to create brighter futures for foster children through mentorship. Your involvement could be the turning point in a child's life.


About Fostering Hearts FL

Fostering Hearts FL is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the holistic development of foster children in the Tampa Bay area. Through innovative educational programs, mentorship, and life skills training, we strive to ensure every foster child has the opportunity to thrive and succeed in life. Together with our partners and community support, we are transforming the lives of foster children by providing them with the tools they need for a flourishing future.


Contact Information

Fostering Hearts FLEmail: info@fosteringheartsfl.orgWebsite: www.fosteringheartsfl.org

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