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.
I think it is a wonderful mission and I applaud your husband. He had a very touching story and understands the challenges these kids have.
I like that this mission is to help aged out foster children be able to attend college. This touched my heart!
I found out that there is a need for help for foster children that age out of the system.
I love that your husband is starting this foundation to help so many get a good start in life after aging out in the foster care system. I am so glad your husband has done well in life and did not become a statistic.
I love that you want to help kids go to college that were once foster kids.
I like that they are helping foster kids. (Laura Deluca)
I like that they're helping kids who have nobody else to do so.
I like that they are helping foster kids get a better education..
I love that they are helping foster children, Thank you!
I like that they are are helping support foster children get a better education
I love that the overall focus is improving the lives of foster kids.
help foster children to attend college
I like how they are working to provide housing so they can get their education
I like that this would provide daycare for those with children.
I like that they are helping foster kids go to school
I love the idea of helping foster children receive a good education
I like that it helps foster kids!rounder9834 @yahoo.com
I like that every aspect of these children's lives have a helping hand every step of the way. A dream and miracle come true. 🙂
I think it's a wonderful mission, it's sad but real that young babies and children get more help because of their age, how cute they are etc but kids all age and still need help.
I love that this mission is to help kids go to college that were once foster kids.
i think the rrs foundation has a good objective just not a fan of gofundme
I think its a great cause. No-one should be forgotten just because they turn 18.
The RRS Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of foster kids that have aged out and wish to go to college.Thanks for the contest.slehan at juno dot com
I like that "they will have a place to stay rent free while going to school and maintaining their required GPA for funding."
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Fabulous! Giving them a place to stay rent free while attending college and maintaining a minimum GPA is a great incentive to get these kids motivated! firstname.lastname@example.orgBeth H
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I like that this organization is reaching out to children who have aged out of the foster system.
What important work and a great mission. I will admit that I had not fully considered the problems of those placed in that situation
I absolutely LOVE that this mission is to help kids who would normally not be able to attend college to have a better life for themselves! I think it's super important for Foster kids to be given all the opportunities for a better life!
Helping kids go to college.
Pretty amazing cause. Well done!
I like that they are helping foster children – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com
I think it's a wonderful idea to help foster kids who may get lost in "the shuffle". Thanks!
I like that it could give foster kids a place to stay while they attend college
I love that there helping further the education of foster kids.