A child in poverty dreams about what it would be like to attend a sports game, a play, or a music performance…
Our Education Programs teach children in foster care and poverty the vital skills needed succeed in life.
74% of Delaware children in foster care do NOT graduate from high school, and 92% of youth are jobless when “aging out” of the system at age 18. Incarceration rates are 63% higher for children who drop out of high school, and poverty rates triple. The innovative UGrad program achieves 78% graduation rates – way above the national average.
UGrad is a successful case management program that helps youth in foster care to graduate from high school and succeed in college and career.
Delaware’s high school graduation rate for foster children is only 26% – way below the national average! UGrad program changes these statistics by giving teens the support they need to obtain a high school degree and succeed in a career after graduation. Youth are paired with an education advocate who meets with them every two weeks. The advocate becomes a mentor that removes barriers to education. Youth learn to identify career goals, obtain employment and receive help transitioning from foster care to young adulthood. Outcome measurements show dramatic improvements!
After School Education Programs teach underserved children the socio-emotional and academic skills needed for a bright future
Our LifeSkills programs give children in foster care and poverty the skills needed to succeed in life. The high teacher:student ratio and innovative curriculum achieves outstanding results.
Outcomes Analysis Reports for children in foster care and youth rehabilitation classes revealed:
My Blue Duffel
My Blue Duffel emergency care kits are distributed to children who are victims of child abuse, neglect and trauma. Each year, we deliver over 1200 My Blue Duffels to foster care offices, hot line center, police, FBI, and hospital emergency rooms.
We provide joyful life experiences to children in need. Through Kind to Kids, children in need are delighted to attend their very first professional basketball game or attend a musical performance. A gift on your birthday and toys for the holidays make all the difference when you have been taken from your home due to abuse and neglect. These kind and thoughtful gestures help a child get through the difficult times.
Why provide Help-A-Kid Services?
Children in foster care and poverty often do not have the stability, support and experiences that children from a stable home receive. Children in foster care are victims of abuse and neglect. They are removed from their own homes for their own safety. Scared and lonely, the children need help during this painful time in their young lives.
Each year, we provide over $30,000 in My Blue Duffel emergency care kits, $20,000 in holiday and birthday gifts and $15,000 in life opportunity event experiences that brighten children’s lives and broaden their horizons.