We are so excited to host our first annual Holiday Teen Talk for our teens at the St. Johns Town Center on December 9! Teens will enjoy a fun day of holiday shopping, lunch at Maggiano's, and fun activities!
You can help support our Holiday Teen Talk event through sponsoring a gift card for a teen or sponsoring lunch. We are able to purchase gift cards through our corporate partner, First Florida Credit Union, with no processing fee charges. Your gift will help our teens have a joyful holiday season!
Another opportunity to support this event is through volunteering. We are in need of volunteer elves to go shopping with our students. Volunteers can sign up at the link below:
Thank you for supporting Fostering Connections this holiday season!
Fostering Connections is a nonprofit organization founded in 2019 that provides education programs and enrichment scholarships for youth in grades Pre-K - 12 and their families impacted by foster care, adoption, or trauma to give each youth and their families the opportunities, tools, and resources they need to thrive in life. Aubrie Simpson-Gotham, a local educator, founded our organization to help all foster youth reach their full potential and connect volunteers and community leaders to opportunities to assist foster families in providing stable, loving homes for children in transition.
We strongly believe that all children have unique gifts and talents to share with the world and need to know that they deserve to feel loved and valued by their family and supported by their community. Our volunteer Board of Directors consists of caring community leaders who are passionate about helping youth in foster care and foster parents make family feel like home. We are a diverse group of professionals. Several of our board members are currently foster parents or have served in that capacity.