Mentor Director: Jan Holford
Club Coordinator: Diane Rae
“I’m worried about Danny —
I’m not sure he has even one positive
person in his life.”
-3rd Grade Teacher writing about an 8-year-old foster child in her class
For too many children, foster care is a lonely experience. Many bounce from one placement to the next or live in group homes or institutions. The result? Thousands of foster children ‘graduate’ to the streets or to prison before they are out of their teens.
Research shows that at-risk children make progress in every area (academic, social, and family life) after just one year of a positive mentoring experience.
Reaching Hurting Kids
Royal Family KIDS Club offers a way to mentor foster children at a critical developmental stage (ages 6-12) and build healthy new patterns that can change their lives. Our program offers an intensive, year round program – with no fees charged to foster families – in a 2-step process.
SUMMER: Royal Family KIDS Camp, free 5-day residential summer camps with one counselor for every 2 children. They build a week of positive memories.
SCHOOL YEAR: We launched a mentoring program. Royal Family KIDS campers now have the chance to join Royal Family KIDS Clubs/Mentoring for Foster Kids. They get a full school year of 1-to-1 mentoring (4 hours each month) from a trained adult, PLUS monthly club meetings and field trips. The program starts in September and ends in May. The Club meets one Saturday a month for 2 hours and then the mentor spends 4 more hours each month one on one with foster child or goes on field trip with group of other mentors with their foster child.