How much of my donation goes to foster
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
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.
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.
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