After suffering physically and emotionally during a failed reunification attempt with her biological parents, Sarah came to her foster family with severely limited social skills. Her experiences left her with a lack of self-assurance. Thanks to dance and gymnastics classes made possible by AFFCF, Sarah is making great strides in a short time. She’s learning self-discipline and control, resulting in positive changes in her social skills. Her confidence grows with each class and her foster family is grateful for the help in providing Sarah this amazing childhood experience.
Because of his turbulent family situation, James missed an entire year of school. When he came into his foster home, he was at a third grade level, when he should be at a sixth grade level. He thought his poor performance in school was his fault and not the circumstances behind it. A grant through AFFCF allowed James’ foster family to get him the tutoring services he so desperately needed. Not only did the tutoring allow him to catch up with his peers and succeed academically, but also it boosted his self-esteem. Now James has a brighter future ahead of him.