welcome to empower

Welcome to EMPOWER – where the Foundation for Foster Children is dedicated to serving foster youth aged 14-24. Our program offers comprehensive support, providing essential guidance, resources, and advocacy as youth navigate the transition to adulthood. From personalized services to life skills training and financial assistance, we're here to help them achieve their goals.

EMPOWER PILLARS

“Having the Foundation is like having a family”

Austin

1. ADVOCACY

Through one-on-one weekly meetings, Advocates focus on providing advocacy and intervention, addressing barriers to success such as academic needs, housing instability, etc. Advocates link students to community resources and services, complete goal setting and coaching, and develop life skills, tailoring the support to the youth’s needs and circumstances. Advocates also provide wraparound support, serving as a liaison and resource to the youth’s multidisciplinary team.

2. TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD

Our program offers a comprehensive range of tools and resources to address diverse needs, including transportation assistance, housing support, career development, and parenting resources. FFC is committed to equipping young adults with the resources they need to build a successful future.

3. LIFE SKILLS TRAINING + DEVELOPMENT

Through workshops, specialized groups, mentorship, and experiential learning opportunities, we support young adults in developing the skills and confidence they need to lead fulfilling and self-sufficient lives. Our program offers a structured curriculum and hands-on training in areas such as financial literacy, communication skills, time management, self-care, and more.

FIVE FACTORS

FFC has identified five key factors that strongly predict long-term success for foster youth. Below are the remarkable results of FFC's Empower students in 2023, results that speak directly to the life-changing impact of one-on-one professional mentorship.

Avoided Arrest
0%
Avoided Teen Pregnancy
0%
On Track To Graduate
0%
Employed/Enrolled

in Post-Secondary

0%
Avoided Homelessness
0%

fostering personalized support

EMPOWER YOUTH PORTAL

making an impact

Student Testimonials

MEET OUR EMPOWER TEAM

Keely Popkin headshot - Empower Manager

Keely Popkin

Empower Manager

Daniela Santos headshot - Senior Advocate

Daniela Santos

Senior Advocate

Quintyn Flemister headshot- Senior Advocate

Quintyn Flemister

senior Advocate

Joseph Burnett II headshot - Advocate

Joseph Burnett II

Advocate

Adrianna Butera headshot - Advocate

Adrianna Butera

Advocate

Gavin Farrington headshot - Advocate

Gavin Farrington

Advocate

Alivia Gonzalez headshot - Advocate

Alivia Gonzalez

Advocate

Shanovah Moodie-Walker headshot - Advocate

Shanovah Moodie-Walker

Advocate