Our Farm & Agriculture Project explores a blending of health, science and nature recognizing the importance of the interconnections between them. These hands-on experiences bring young people together with farmers and ranchers as well as related industry leaders to explore how the world's health and our destiny as a species are inextricably intertwined with the natural world. Our teens experience growing organic food, composting and farming.
Our Culinary Project brings youth together with industry leaders in the Food & Hospitality world. Working side-by-side, our youth learn about the people and where food actually comes from, what balanced nutrition looks like, in-restaurant and catering service options as well as how to prepare specific dishes and serve them. Our participants experience culinary and hospitality awareness, catering, home economics, farmers market, life skills of eating healthy and event planning.
Our Arts & Culture Project teaches self-expression through a myriad of vehicles. So, whether it is painting portraits of the dogs participating in our Annual Fashion Paw Tea event or listening to the ancient sounds of music that existed centuries ago, our teens experience a release that helps form free expression. Experiences include visual arts, exhibits and shows, digital media, fine arts, graphic design, photography, drawing, dance, drama, theater, music, singing and acting.
Our Construction & Trades Project focuses on humanity, habitats and a sense of community. Teens gain hands-on experience with problem solving at the very practical level, how creativity is critical to community planning, the home building industry and how all of us can participate to end homelessness and promote independent living for all foster youth. Participants experience being exposed to the Trades, Housing Industry and Construction.
Working with industry leaders, our Environment & Nature Project offers hands-on experience with science, space, natural resources and environmental preservation. Their awareness is raised to environmental and green solutions that benefit humanity with zero waste or harm to the earth. Our young people experience the environment and nature, first hand, earth, wind, water, energy, solar, science, space, waste management, pollution and recycling.
Our Animal Welfare Project advances the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire and motivate young people to care for our natural world. This hands-on experience brings young people together with related industry leaders to create and support programs and events that raise awareness and generate action to rescue, heal, educate and care for animals and their habitats.
A chance to experience a small taste of all 8 pillars of service and career paths.
Summer Camp provides an unforgettable experience for kids who live the rest of the year in group homes or foster homes. Working together to help solve real-world issues, kids are exposed to 8 pillars of service and career paths that create powerful and positive memories to keep them "going and growing".
Limited Seats Available! A critical step for moving forward in life is to define one's goals and dreams, since many of these kids have no thoughts of the future past the next week or next month. One of the key questions they are asked is, "What problem would you like to solve?" This one question instills a sense of power and these young people begin to think perhaps they can make a difference. They define what success looks like to them and life is explained in a way that clarifies how the path to get to where they are today to where they want to be - is rarely a straight line. These young people, often for the first time, begin to see a future ahead for themselves.
The scope of our Self-Care & Wellness Project not only spans internal discovery but also the external, with hands-on experiences that include working with related wellness and self-care industry leaders. On one hand, participants experience enlightenment, self-love and education of self-awareness, mind, body & spirit, compassion, unity and social inclusion. On the other hand, exposure to the fields of cosmetology, fashion, hair care, makeup, massage and spa. All these possibilities exist while advancing the stewardship of caring for those less fortunate.
The Journalism Project makes our young people aware of both individual and mass communication. They learn how verbalization can be healing, soothing to others and help lift their spirits. Experiences range from speaking to their peers, small and large groups - our kids become more comfortable with themselves, understanding the dynamic relationship with others and even experience what it's like to produce and share the spotlight with their own Thought & Service Leader radio show. This path includes storytelling, advocacy, public speaking, journalism, radio and TV.
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