Life Skills: Teen
This program strives to positively impact 6th-12th grade foster girls by tutoring, sharing a homemade meal, and creating and presenting activities that encourage a healthy, fulfilling, and well-rounded lifestyle.
In 2005, the Junior League of Seattle partnered with Treehouse, a local non-profit organization that provides programs for children in foster care. Treehouse has six core programs – Tutoring, Educational Advocacy, College & Career Planning, Little Wishes, Summer Camp and the Wearhouse. The programs are designed to “give foster children a real childhood, as well as hope for the future.”
Once a month, from October to May, Life Skills: Teen hosts a Girls Group at Treehouse. The evening begins with tutoring, transitions into a special homemade dinner, and then centers on an activity that teaches a life skill relating to topics such as budgeting, college and career planning, safety, physical fitness, nutrition, the arts, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
During the 2012-2013 school year, we will:
- Connect with individual girls during one-on-one tutoring and dinner
- Teach important life skills based on our girls’ needs and interests
- Introduce our girls to positive role models and new experiences that could become a healthy and productive part of their lives
- Establish an engaging skill and/or experienced based curriculum that meets the needs of our Treehouse girls’ group and potential new partners