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How much of my donation goes to foster youth?

Dollar for dollar goes to foster youth. The employees of Positive Resistance all are volunteers, from the director, board and workshop participants. This helps keep overhead low.

Who developed the programs for Positive Resistance?

Keariene Muizz, our director created all the programs and partnerships. Her research on development, Sigmund Freud and other noted psychologists have garnished recognition from the historic American Psychoanalytic Association. She has crafted each program keeping the challenges of foster youth in mind.

What is resilience?

Merriam-Webster defines resilience as the following:

1: the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress
2: an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change

Keeping both definitions in mind, Positive Resistance is the only organization in the country that focuses specifically on reinforcing this amazing aspect of human nature and offers foster youth the tools to find their resilience.

Are any members of your staff former foster youth?

Yes and No. Many of our volunteers are individuals who simply love what Positive Resistance is working towards; individuals who can not image any child being abused or even think of growing up without tools to manage that type of negativity. Our cherished volunteers are true mentors. People who make time to create resumes for youth, proofread letters for staff, phone friends to bake cupcakes for workshops and invite business partners to attend a fundraiser - average people making a phenomenal difference an hour at a time.

On the other hand, both the director and coordinator of Positive Resistance were in care at one time in their life. Finding their adult lives were a far cry from the negative cycles that were predicted from their parenting, their sense of pride turned into a personal conviction that can be felt to all.

Five years ago our director was looking for a sentence that embodied her life and that is how our motto, A Broken Home Does Not Mean a Broken Life, was born.


Our Mission

The mission of Positive Resistance is to exclusively support and develop the resilience of youth maturing in the foster care system.

Donate to Our Cause

You can be an ambassador of hope and make a tax deductable donation where dollar for dollar supports our programs and allows us to empower foster youth.

To learn more about how to donate, please click here.

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