Fosterclub

Rating: 4.93 stars   28 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 753 First Ave Seaside OR 97138 USA

Mission: FosterClub’s mission is to lead the efforts of young people in and from foster care to become connected, informed, inspired and represented so they can realize their personal potential and contribute to better outcomes for their peers.
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

There is absolutely nothing bad to say about fosterclub!!! Not only does there website provide conection for foster youth all over the country its staff provides hope and knowledge of a better futur for youth in foster care!! This summer fosterclub came to Arkansas and helped our Youth Advisory Board put together the most amazing conference! Our conference was the first youth conference put together by youth and actually led by youth. Fosterclub led 2 workshops....foster-to-famoous.....fosterclub.com intro. They truly were a key factor in the success of our conference. Fosterclub taught me how to be a true leader. They provided training for myself and my fellow board members. And gave amazing suggestions. Life for youth in foster care has a positive future thanks to fosterclub. Their slogan "Built for Youth....Powered by Youth...Changing life for Youth in Foster Care" tells it all!!! Fosterclubs allstars are awsome, positive, and always willing to help! I say they diserve to win!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways actually. With their help and the support of the allstars our conference got amazing reviews. And States are asking for our advice and leadership. They are currenlty helping our youth all over the state get connected.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the leadership they have put in me! Amazingly they given not only me...but youth all over the country hope for the future!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazingly awsome, very supportive, very inspirational and honest! Celeste Bodner, Lupe Tovar, JJ Hitch, and Steve Farnham are a couple of the inspirational staff the I have had the pleasure in meeting!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Chang the world!

Ways to make it better...

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In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

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One thing I'd also say is that...

Fosterclub is amazing and that they disserve to win!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Coined as "The little non-profit that COULD", FosterClub's determination and dedication is continuously surprising the youth members, foster parents, staff, partners, and other field members. I see this organization as a leader that works with their eyes wide open and their arms open even wider. Opportunity is greeted with optimism. The mission is carried out with creative innovations. The young people FosterClub serves are loyal and protective of this organization, and that is how you KNOW you have a top notch service provider! If the youth needing the knowledge and help the most are willing and driven to keep connecting at high levels. Please consider FosterClub for the Youth Thrive Award.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

events and programs with youth present. The best way to see results of this youth centered organization is to speak to the youth. Their exuberance is contagious when they speak about the respect, the inspiration, the connection that FosterClub gives them.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

getting to know great young people who happened to experience foster care and now find themselves slipping behind their peers. They can change their destiny by discovering one special mentor. I hope to be this person for one of them.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the stigma and outcomes of foster care. Currently, believe it or not, there are kids in foster care who think they are alone. They don't have strong adult support or youth connection. This results in unfortunate statistics of former foster youth.

Ways to make it better...

the organization had money to equal the passion of the founder and ED, Celeste Bodner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

stagnant traditions of foster care... youth being left out of planning their future, left out of changing the system, left out in general. Also, the lack of true coaching mentors with knowledge of foster care and the trials that come with it.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

The best thing about FosterClub is that it is built for youth, powered by youth and changing life in foster care. I believe the young people who have experienced foster care and then use that experience to improve the system for their young peers are truly heroic.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

improving outcomes for young people in foster care

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing young leaders demonstrate resilience in their own lives, and giving back to improve the odds for their foster care "brothers and sisters".

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the bomb!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change life in foster care.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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