The RRS Foundation, what is it, why should I support it? Well let me tell you. The RRS Foundation is being built to help foster kids that have aged out of foster care. Aging out is when you turn 18 or are emancipated by the state from foster care. Most kids that age out are thrust into he world with very little to no life skills. As a direct result of that, there is a large percentage, as much as 80% in some studies, that show foster kids are either homeless, in jail, or dead within the first year of aging out. The number of young woman that are pregnant or have children themselves by the time they age out, is also very high.
These are a few of the things I hope to address with RRS Foundation. Once up and running we will allow those that want to go to college that were once foster kids the opportunity. The state already has money they can use for school but what they need most is support. So the Foundation will provide housing, food, daycare if needed, transportation to and from school and work if needed. The same things most of us take for granted because we can call our parents or a relative. What would you do if the next time you really needed help there was no one to call, no one to help? That is the everyday fears of a young adult that ages out of foster care, often having nowhere to turn in times of need. RRS Foundation will change that one young adult at a time while giving them the tool they need to succeed and a college education to give themselves a better chance in life.
Please help me to realize my vision and empower our youth. http://www.gofundme.com/ryk85k Also, enter the giveaway, in which I am providing for the readers at Mommy Katie, and help share the mission with others!
This post was provided by the Founder and CEO of the RRS Foundation.