Encouraging the collective strength of youth in foster care
What makes a hero?
Heroes are born when the world they once knew tragically falls apart. This moment inspires an unexpected pursuit of greatness as they must find the light to guide them through the darkness.
If you look deeper into these stories, there's an even more surprising connection…
- Batman is raised by his Butler [non-relative caregiver]
- Superman is taken in by a family in Kansas [adoption]
- Storm is brought to a home for mutant children [group home]
All of these heroes were youth in foster care!
Thinking back to the story of the X-men, we are reminded of the the experience of our youth. Often feeling isolated and alone, our society teaches them that their experiences make them “at risk.” Everyday interactions in our community perpetuate this isolation with the most common phrases like, “take this home to your parents” or “what time is your mom picking you up?” Our young folks are forced to move through life trying to overcome the public's perception of “who they are.”
To overcome these perceptions, youth in foster care must be super human. For the past 20 years, Peace4Kids has been a safe space for our youth to honor the pain of their past and learn to embrace a future that builds on their individual and collective strengths. A home for heroes.
As a result, our youth have received awards from the White House, built innovative structures to feed the community, and even been named to Time Magazine’s “Most Influential People Under 30.”
While these stories are phenomenal, our youth are ready to do more!
Please join our Heroes Circle today – by clicking the button below and making a recurring gift to secure this future.
For our 20 Year Anniversary, Peace4Kids is expanding programming to more deeply serve young adults ages 18 – 25. We've learned that these years are the most critical time for the youth in our community. Suddenly the foster care system that once shielded them, thrusts them into a world that is unforgiving to their journey.
By stepping into our Heroes Circle with a monthly donation, you'll build a sustainable future for youth transitioning out of foster care. 100% of your donation funds strength based, youth focused programming in South LA - honoring each youth’s unique needs, experiences, abilities and legacy. In return, you'll:
- Be invited to exclusive events
- Receive a limited edition 20 Year Anniversary t-shirt
- Be inspired by stories of resilience, strength and promise from our Peace4Kids family
- #SeeTheHero in our youth, because the truth is… that’s who they are.