The County of Los Angeles has more than 32,000 youth in the foster care system. That's not a typo. Los Angeles has more foster youth than the next highest STATE population, NY.
50% of foster youth will be homeless, incarcerated, and/or institutionalized upon leaving the foster care system.
42% of foster youth will not graduate high school
Only 3% of Foster Youth go to college.
Because they are changing placements so often, Foster youth can attend anywhere from 7-20 schools while in care.
80% of Death Row inmates have been in foster care.
YOU CAN HELP!!!
We are looking for volunteers to help us with Marketing and Fundraising.
You will work along side the Executive Director and the Director of Marketing to promote the awareness of The Academy Project and to generate funding to support and grow The Academy Project's programs, developing partnerships and sponsorships with business, corporations, and private donors.
What does that mean, exactly?
We need help with research, writing copy and press releases. We are working on a variety of grant proposals and could use the help of experienced grant writers. We need help brainstorming new and exciting ways to get more and more people to know about and support TAP. We want to do a fundraising event and need help planning and organizing. We need help keeping our website and social media sites current and engaging.
There is a lot to be done and we could really use your help. Join us as we change the lives of foster youth for the better!!
- Resource Development / Management
- Project Management
- Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- As much as you can. Nothing is too small