This project aspires to provide 25-35 youth in a comprehensive 8 week program that will give children opportunities that they would normally not experiance.Through our past programming we have seen marked imporvement in self-esteem, cultural awareness and children's self worth. Past participants exhibited improved social and familial relationships upon program completion and will reduce and eliminate negative conduct and delinquent behaviors.
Ferrer Foundation envisions this project to become a year round program. With assistance of future funding, the program will transition to an after-school project and will keep the youth engaged in positive programming for the entire school year. Increasing the number of youth served and increasing the services available will allow Ferrer Foundation to better serve the target population and community resulting in greater positive outcomes and community enrichment.
Where your money will go:
We spend 500 hours working directly with the children
Counseling: Focus on conflict resolution, problem solving and anger management
Mind and Body Wellness: Meditation and yoga, swimming lessons
We spend 50 hours on 1 on 1 mentoring
Focus on empowering students through positive social relationships with peers
Exposure Activities: 120 hours which include the following:
Tuskegee Airmen flying lessons
Whole Foods Cooking Classes
Diana's Banana's Chocolate Factory
Second City classes for children
Women's Sky Basketball Game
Planting & maintaining a garden