Life Skills

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 Graduation Success, Educational Advocacy, Holiday Magic, Little Wishes, Summer Camp and the Wearhouse. The programs are designed to give foster children a childhood and a 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.