HEROES Youth Leadership Project

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HEROES Youth Leadership Project
The HEROES Leadership Project is an important part of the Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America Movement. Project members contribute their voice, experience and talent to create a supportive and engaging community for youth impacted by foster care and adoption.Our objectives are to:FAQ:The HEROES Leadership Project is a membership-based program for young people impacted by foster care and adoption. It is designed to offer opportunities for youth to promote growth in the domains of:Membership in the HEROES Project is open to all young people ages 14 – 24 whose lives have been impacted by foster care or adoption. We take a very broad view of the term foster care to include any youth who has had to spend time being parented outside of their birth family. Our members include youth who:At the present time the HEROES program is limited to young people who live or go to school in Franklin, Hampshire or Hampden counties.There is currently no cost for a membership in HEROES. As long as funding remains strong we hope to continue to offer programming without a fee. In general there is also no minimum participation requirement to be a member of HEROES. Certain special projects, however, do come with commitments that vary based on the individual project.As HEROES we are devoted to empowering youth to create a better foster care system. Through connecting with others and building relationships we will make everyone feel comfortable and a part of our community. By changing people’s perceptions, we will make a difference.Change – Members are trained and supported to be leaders and advocates for youth currently in foster care and those who have emancipated from it.Teach – Members are trained and supported to be educators spreading knowledge about foster care and adoption.Build Community – Members create and develop a supportive network of individuals committed to the health and well being of all youth in the Pioneer Valley.Our Partners:Contact UsTreehouse FoundationOne Treehouse CircleEasthampton, MA 01027(413) 527-7966Our MissionOur StoryBoard of DirectorsAccolades & AwardsFundraisingInter-Generational CommunityHome OwnershipRental OpportunitiesLiving at TreehouseCalendar of EventsRe-Envisioning Foster CareOur Annual ConferenceYouth LeadershipBecome a DonorOne Simple Wish is proud to be providing scholarships for 50 youth to attend the conference on May 13, 2016. One Simple Wish provides joy to children in foster care and those that have aged out by ensuring they have access to the resources, items and skills they need to be happy, successful and connected. If you are a young person that has experienced foster care and you would like to learn more about how One Simple Wish can help, please email us at or read this FAQ.Follow @HEROESLeadContact UsTreehouse FoundationOne Treehouse CircleEasthampton, MA 01027(413) 527-7966Our MissionOur StoryBoard of DirectorsAccolades & AwardsFundraisingInter-Generational CommunityHome OwnershipRental OpportunitiesLiving at TreehouseCalendar of EventsRe-Envisioning Foster CareOur Annual ConferenceYouth LeadershipBecome a DonorCopyright © 2010-2012, Treehouse Foundation. Site powered by Plone and designed by CloudSpring.