The Urban ExcellenceThrive Academy
for Transitional-Age Foster Youth
“Every child deserves a champion
– an adult who will never give up on
them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become
the best they can possibly be.”
~ Rita F. Pierson
One of the many ways that Urban Excellence gives back to our community is through our Thrive Academy for Transitional-Age Foster Youth presented in collaboration with Foster Care Resource Group.
Through no fault of their own, hundreds of thousands of children find themselves in the foster care system, only to be faced with system that is too overwhelmed to meet such a great need.
Foster youth between the ages of 15 and 21 are particularly vulnerable, as they transition into adulthood and age out of the foster care system. Typically, they have few supportive adults in their lives and limited access to college and career options. Despite these barriers, they are resilient and with mentoring and support they can make the transition and find their path to success.
And that's where Urban Excellence comes in.
Urban Excellence Thrive Academy for Transitional Age Foster Youth is a free experiential learning-based training that provides foster youth with a unique opportunity to assess any underlying beliefs, attitudes, habits and assumptions about themselves and their possibilities in life, that tend to be unique to survivors of foster care system. They then have the opportunity to update, choose and implement new beliefs, habits and assumptions that better support them in going from merely "surviving" to THRIVING as productive and empowered citizens in our society.
Graduates of this training have the opportunity to participate in their own 90-day Vision and Accomplishment program where they will work with a dedicated personal coach and peer group mentors in making major progress in launching their dreams -- while building foundation-strengthening goals in up to six important domains of their lives.