Wish Upon a Teen is honored to be chosen to particpate in the Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challange!
Wish Upon a Teen is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization, that helps teenagers who have developmental or medical conditions. Through creative and interactive social and educational events, these teens will rediscover and rebuild their self-esteem as they continue their journey to adulthood.
Wish Upon a Teen’s founder has extensive experience caring for children and teenagers in both the hospital and foster-care settings. Through this experience, she has learned that although charitable organizations frequently provide outstanding care and opportunities for young children, teens are frequently left behind. Teenagers challenged by medical or developmental conditions can have an especially difficult time reintegrating into society. In effect, the combination of normal teenage stressors plus the impact of chronic mental or physical illness, abuse, or neglect on self-esteem can make the normal transition to adulthood difficult, delayed, or impossible. Wish Upon a Teen was created specifically to provide ongoing support to an age group not frequently targeted by those in the charitable community.