Workshops allow recipients to focus on
seeing themselves as separate from their history. Like a
substitute parent, this program is the most popular for the
reason that it helps the individual acknowledge their unique
Many foster youth want to see good things
in their future and live up to positive expectations. When one
proves his competence it increases the potential for positive
outcomes. Youth are given a check-list to complete before and
after they emancipate. Some tasks are silly and take a day to
complete while other tasks are serious and take several years to
complete. It is intended to aid them through maturation. Youth
can start in a group and compare notes years later.
Acknowledges that many of these teens
will one day become parents themselves. In essence, it helps
them concentrate on what they can do to break patterns of
survival and ineffective habits inherited from their upbringing.
With the iWork program, youth
are given an overview of the purpose and contents of a resume
and cover letter. The team also discusses what to wear during an
interview and the reason for these standards. In order to
improve their confidence in obtaining employment youth are given
mock interviews. A professional resume boosts the
confidence of teens whether they are seeking summer employment
or jobs after emancipation. As a solution-oriented organization
Positive Resistance has also partnered with job placement
agencies, allowing youth, over the age of eighteen, to build
their resume by working temporarily.
Services and Partnerships
Get the Presidential Volunteer Service
In 2004, Positive Resistance was approved and listed as a
certifying organization for the Presidential Volunteer Service
Award by a council chaired by Darrell Green and honorary
co-chairs Bob Dole and John Glenn. Both foster youth and
volunteers of Positive Resistance are eligible to receive an
award from the President, commending their service to the
REMEMBER: Community service looks great on your resume and
Youth can build job experience volunteering. The YMCA, YWCA,
neighborhood Boys & Girls Club, Salvation Army and local
convalescent hospitals all need your help.
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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