Youth Empowerment Series
Loving Hands Children’s Home has launched a fun and interactive youth empowerment program, which is focused on teaching at-risk and older foster youth valuable independent living skills. When youth are granted access to information & resources and are able to share regular positive interactions with trusted adults, there is a significant decrease in the likelihood of drug and/or alcohol abuse, crime and under age pregnancy. The Empowerment program also gives our organization the opportunity to assist in addressing hunger, and other important issues related to poverty and homelessness. Children who are fortunate to have access to resources and the guidance of a positive role model experience improved academic performance, higher self confidence and better decision making abilities. They are also more likely to attend and complete a college degree / trade program, and set & complete positive goals for the betterment of their lives.
The Youth Empowerment Program is part of our Community Outreach and Mentor Program . Through our program we teach youth independent living skills and grant youth necessary resources that aid participants in daily living. With each course taught, the organization purchases and donates items that coincide with each lesson. This includes food, donated clothing items and supplies. Our program offers youth a safe and reliable means to develop positive and significant relationships and secure needed resources. We unite caring and dedicated community members with youth and provide resources for a successful transition into adulthood. Our mentors provide support, friendship, encourage independence and assist in promoting confidence.
Some of the life skills taught include the following:
- Independent living basics
- Economic well-being, banking & money management
- The importance of credit
- Home economics, grocery shopping and meal preparation
- College prep and applications, higher education resources
- Work force readiness and resume building
- Peer pressure and decision making
- Sexual Responsibility
Get in touch to learn more about Loving Hands Youth Empowerment Program:
"Amazing young lady & organization with a great vision! Keep up the good work!" ~ W. Watters
"The Youth Empowerment Program teaches lessons that young adults need for life. Definitely appreciated!" ~ H. Smith
"I Love the activities and education provided for teens. We learn a lot and have a great time." ~ B. Louis
"This is SO needed! God bless you all! I hope this program is encouragement for others to follow suit!" ~ S. VanTobel
"I am now a young adult who took advantage of the Loving Hands Youth Empowerment Series. As someone who grew up in foster care, I had not previously been taught the importance of Credit or a Savings Account, How to complete a job application/ college application, and I am ashamed to say that I could not successfully do laundry without damaging my clothing and could not prepare a healthy meal! These are life skills that all youth need and I was able to acquire with Loving Hands Children’s Home. I sincerely Thank You. This program series is an asset to youth."
~ D. Thompson