Mentoring youth in foster care to become confident, successful young adults.
Only 33% of youth in foster care have a driver’s license and only 56% graduate from high school.
Youth in foster care often lack consistent relationships. They may struggle academically, developmentally, and relationally. High-quality relationships are the foundation for all other learning to take place.
How Life Support® Works
Adult mentors provide ongoing emotional support and guidance to youth in foster care. Life Support® mentors commit to visiting a youth in foster care twice per month. Mentors actively listen to hopes, fears, and dreams. They become an important part of the child’s journey toward better outcomes.
Many of the mentor relationships through Life Support® last for multiple years.
It helps to have someone to talk to, especially when you want to give up on everything. I tell my mentor about things that are really hard for me and she is always supportive. This is the biggest relief in the world to have someone there.
"Whether the burdens come from the hardships of poverty, the challenges of parental substance abuse or serious mental illness, the stresses of war, the threats of recurrent violence or chronic neglect, or a combination of factors, the single most common finding is that children who end up doing well have had at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver, or other adult."
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Refer a youth you know for Life Support®.
Anyone can complete a referral for Life Support®.
This includes youth, foster parents, group home staff, case workers, CASA/GALs, mentors, family members, and friends. Once a referral is received, our team will reach out to you, the youth, and the youth’s case worker.
Life-changing relationships provide…
- Emotional support
- Help with life skills
- A friend that listens
- Someone who is always there
- Upstate, SC
Are you interested in becoming a Life Support® mentor?
Fill out the form below to talk with a member of our team about how you can get involved with this Great Idea.