WHAT MAKES A SUPER 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.
Thinking back to the story of the great super heroes, we're reminded of the experience of our youth. Often feeling isolated and alone, 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.”
IF YOU LOOK DEEPER INTO SUPER HERO STORIES, THERE'S AN EVEN MORE SURPRISING CONNECTION…
All of these heroes were youth in foster care!
⚡️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]
TO OVERCOME PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS, YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE MUST BE SUPER HUMAN.
Peace4Kids is a safe space for youth to honor the pain of their past and learn to embrace a future that builds on individual and collective strengths. A home for heroes.
Our youth have received awards from the White House, built innovative structures and been named to Time Magazine’s “Most Influential People Under 30.”
JOIN OUR HEROES CIRCLE TODAY – YOUR RECURRING GIFT WILL SUPPORT A YOUNG PERSON'S FUTURE
Our Heroes Circle funds programming to 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.