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Community Engagement Programs

Foster Arizona

Foster Arizona

Mission

Educate, empower, and encourage Arizonans to positively impact the lives of kids in foster care. Every child in Arizona’s foster care system will be empowered, supported, and have the opportunity to more

Website

http://FosterArizona.orgContact(s):

About the Internship

Duties:

Plenty of Direct Service opportunities! Our office is only 1 mile from the light rail, closest major cross streets are Mesa and Broadway in the city of Mesa. We are closest to the Tempe campus, Polytechnic is also not very far.

We hold a variety of events that have many service opportunities.
Want to spend the day with kids in foster care? Sign up to be a Host for a Kid Connection Event.
Want to help set up a new apartment for a young adult who experienced foster care? Sign up to paint, clean, and help move in a former foster youth into a new apartment.
Want to assist in organizing an event? We can always use help with event coordination, sign ups, phone calls, and day of assistance.
Want to help set up our new office? We have tons of things to do- this will vary based on what is needed.

Population Served:

Children in foster care, young adults who have experienced foster care, foster families, and other Arizonans looking to connect with the foster care community.

Community Need:

We help improve the live of kids in foster care and former foster youth through a variety of events and services.
Kid Connection Events provide opportunities for the community to engage directly by being a Host for a fun filled day at an interactive museum, getting ready for school, a baseball clinic, ect.
Our Housing Project provides a transitional housing program that helps former foster youth navigate the adventure of ''adulting''.

Community Impact:

Foster Arizona finds needs and ways to fill them. For some youth in care these connections can be life changing. It can provide them with confidence, hope, and for some- even forever families. On average, it takes 7 connections for people to get involved with foster care in some capacity.