FOSTER CARE REALITIES
The latest America Community Survey data indicated that in 2021, 15 percent (307,954) of youth 16 to 19 years of age were not in school in the previous three months, and 38.4 percent of young adults 20 to 24 years of age were either unemployed or not in the labor force at all.
Statistics can be informative, but our job is to look beyond the numbers to see individuals. Youth in foster care are already seen as a problem population, but we believe they hold promise. Every day, our baseline will always be the student in front of us. We stay small for a reason. Youth exiting mass-systems don’t need mass-system solutions. By focusing on individuals, we have the chance to change one life, thereby changing a family, and eventually over time, a generation.
By focusing on individuals, we have the chance to change one life, thereby changing a family, and eventually over time, a generation.
Seen&Heard exists to develop the professional character of foster and disconnected youth through performing arts training
THANKS TO OUR FINANCIAL PARTNERS
Is my financial investment in Seen&Heard tax deductible?
Seen&Heard is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our tax ID is 82-1734928. All contributions are tax deductible.
Where does my investment go?
Your investment goes toward 3 areas
70% Program. This investment directly serves and supports the youth in our program which includes providing trauma informed teachers, cohort family meals, transportation for youth, gift cards to meet immediate needs, as well as compensation for Alumni Leaders who work classes and events.
25% Administrative – which includes general legal services, accounting, insurance, office management, auditing, human resources, and other centralized services.
5% Fundraising – which includes costs for publicizing and conducting fundraising campaigns, maintaining donor mailing lists, conducting special fundraising events, and any other activities that involve soliciting investment.