OUR HOME BASE, Inc. DBA Home of Champions
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Arts & Culture
- Board Development
- Children & Youth
Location85 Springtown RoadNew Paltz, NY 12561 United States
Our Mission-We will identify potential future Leaders among disconnected foster youth and develop them to achieve their full potential as strong productive leaders and role models in Industry, Academia, The Arts and for Social and Political arenas. Our Vision-Disconnected and disadvantage youth with Leadership Potential can be cultivated to become productive community leaders. They need to be selected by appropriate evidence-based screening, and be nurtured by personalized mentorship and warm-but-challenging consistent sustainable environment.
The Home of Champions is located in New Paltz, New York and serves New York State and New York City youth. We focus on youth who have transitioned out of foster care and have been accepted into college or vocational school on their own merit. This initiative is extremely important and timely: 18-24% of college-aged foster youth are enrolled in college in New York State, but less than 3 % graduate. The program strategically leverages our statewide partnership amoung colleges and social service organizaations and will ensure unprecedented levels of access to a consortium of businesses, mentors, academic insitutions and other experts. HOC will provide a challenging, supportive home base where foster youth will have access to opportunities, resources, and mentoring necessary for them to successfully cultivate their careers, leadership potential (with a change-maker and entrepreneurial focus) and independent living capabilities (tiny home workshops!) It is clear the forward-thinking HOC team's priority is to sufficiently prepare these youth for the ever-changing job market. HOC's on-property Learning Center will exisit to provide skill-development, tech education, and tangible resources for youth to build qualifications, find jobs, and nuture their career path.