FAN's mission is to cultivate youth well-being--positive development in an environment infused with
safety, security & love. We provide youth in foster care opportunities to nurture their interests and talents,
acquire new skills, and gain a sense of personal and group recognition in an atmosphere of hope.
The name FAN has deep roots in the foundation of the organization. FAN stands for Fihankra Akoma
Ntoaso, meaning safe house, linked hearts. In the Akan culture of West Africa, the Fihankra is a
communal housing compound which symbolizes a "safe enclosure" or "safe house." Akoma Ntoaso
means "linked hearts," and is a symbol of understanding and agreement. Many young people do not have
access to such safe environments, which are critical to their development.
FAN is seeking professionals who are ready to share their skills with a non-profit serving foster youth as board members. As a board member, you will provide vital mission-based leadership and strategic governance to ensure the organization is fulfilling its mission. While day-to-day operations are led by the executive director & program director, the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.
The Board meets for two hours every other month and requires an additional 5 hour/month commitment in the form of project work or attendance at events.
- Legal (General)
- Grant Writing / Research
- Brand Development & Messaging
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 5-7 hours monthly