All Posts In: Testimonials

Conservation Heroes inspired by Camp!

Sariah and Malachi, siblings ages 9 and 11, are doing great things lately, thanks to their foster parents and the Foundation’s Enrichment program. First, it was Sariah’s spring soccer league and Malachi’s football season. Next, they got to go to summer camp! At Disney’s conservation camp, Sariah and Malachi were completely engrossed in learning all about […]

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So Much Water, So Little Time!

Liam, age 3, knows all about the joy of swimming. He’s gotten to enjoy this childhood experience, thanks to his foster parents and the Foundation for Foster Children. Since Liam’s foster family has a pool, they were very concerned about making sure he’d be water safe. Liam was nine months old when his foster parents […]

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Foster Fathering: What it REALLY means

In celebration of foster fathers throughout Central Florida and abroad, here are what five foster dads said they found most meaningful about being a foster parent when recently interviewed at our third annual Fostering Love for the Theater event on June 17, 2017. Evan , “I would say it’s nice to have the opportunity to fill the gaps of love […]

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LIFEGUIDES SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE AND LITA

Nicole and Lita are one of our newest matches and they’ve already planned some fun and exciting activities they’re looking forward to! After their first meeting, they instantly discovered that they shared interests in cats, reading, health and fitness, gardening and financial literacy. Some of these common interests have led to potential project ideas such […]

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LIFEGUIDES SPOTLIGHT: GERALD AND KEON

  Though only matched for 9 months, Keon and Gerald have developed a solid relationship built on trust and respect. Keon no longer sees Gerald as his mentor, he now describes him as a father figure. Their connection was instant. During their first few meetings back in October of 2015, they discovered many shared interests […]

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LIFEGUIDES Spotlight: Jaleeca & Jessica

Jaleeca, 23, has often described her relationship with her LIFEGUIDE mentor, Jessica, as “two peas in a pod.” One of the longest running mentorship matches in the LIFEGUIDE program, their relationship is proof of the personal growth and independence that occurs not only for the mentee but also for the mentor. When they met, Jaleeca […]

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LIFEGUIDES SPOTLIGHT: DANIELLE & STEPHANIE

Stephanie and Danielle have journeyed through the LIFEGUIDES mentoring program for just over 5 months and they both describe their experience as life changing. Throughout their relationship, Stephanie has been a consistent, reliable and trustworthy support in Danielle’s life. Danielle said, “This is the first mentor I ever had. When I was younger, I never […]

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LIFEGUIDES Spotlight: Shawn & Pam

Shawn, age 18, may come across reserved at first, but when you ask him about video games he lights up, and you will find you’re speaking with an expert who has much to say. His mentor, Pam, has limited experience playing video games. So, when they were matched through LIFEGUIDES in November of 2015, they […]

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Jaleel: Homework Star

Sixth grader Jaleel gave us an opportunity to mail this card to him after receiving the following note from his tutor: “Jaleel now completes his homework consistently. When I first started tutoring him, Jonna (guardian) said he had multiple past due assignments. She and the teacher worked to organize what needed to be done, and we […]

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