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Get Involved with Fostering Great Ideas®

 
Get Involved

There are many ways to join our mission!

 

We encourage you to begin your journey by learning about Fostering Great Ideas. Several options are listed below. Find the one that is the best fit for you.

 

Ready to Learn?

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES - Find upcoming events on the calendar below.
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Get Your Feet Wet

Take a quick dip to learn about the issues surrounding foster care and the solutions we offer. You'll learn how Fostering Great Ideas is supporting children and youth in foster care at every point of their journey.
(1.0 hour virtual training)
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Attend a Lunch & Learn

Dive deeper on topics related to child welfare:  family stability, child development, and community partnership.

This 1-hour lunchtime discussion is offered each month. We know that your time is precious, so we pledge to end on time!

(1.0 hour virtual training)
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Attend Volunteer Training

Train to become a volunteer tutor, mentor, or driver through our group-based, interactive training. Prepare to work with children and youth in foster care.
(2.0 hours virtual training)

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Experience Life in Limbo®

Build your empathy to a new level through our interactive workshop. Discover how children and their families feel and respond to foster care.
(2.0 hours virtual or in-person immersive training)

Ready to Volunteer?

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - Start Making a Difference!

Note that all one-on-one volunteers must first attend a Volunteer Training.

Volunteer Long-Term

Begin your commitment to a child or youth. Provide long-term support to one individual in need by becoming a:

  • tutor
  • mentor
  • driver for siblings to visit each other.

(PREREQUISITE: Attend Volunteer Training)
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Host or Sponsor an Event or Fundraiser

Help host fundraising or themed events to benefit Fostering Great Ideas and the client groups we serve.

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Offer Your Expertise

Provide life lessons, job shadowing, or general guidance for youth and young adults navigating life after foster care.
(PREREQUISITE: Attend Volunteer Training)

 

Ready to Sign Up? It's Easy!

Jump to the calendar of Upcoming Trainings listed below and click to sign up for the training of your choice.

 

 

Become an Ambassador

Ambassadors are representatives of Fostering Great Ideas to the greater community.

Our Ambassador program is a dynamic way we engage individual volunteers, corporations, civic and faith-based partners, and state-wide changemakers.

Find more details in this Ambassador Overview PDF.

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Are You Ready to Become an Ambassador?

Email JB Butler, Director of Community Engagement, to get started today.

Or fill out the information form at the bottom of this page.

 
Get Involved

Upcoming Trainings

Upcoming Events:

Current Month

July

25jul9:00 am9:30 amSpotlight on FGI (morning session)Learn how Fostering Great Ideas supports children & youth in foster care at every point of their journey.

August

13aug6:30 pm9:00 pmPlug InBecome a Volunteer or Advocate with Fostering Great Ideas!

September

10sep6:30 pm9:00 pmPlug InBecome a Volunteer or Advocate with Fostering Great Ideas!

 

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