KID’S FOUNDATION MEMBER SUPPORTING LITERACY The Foundation for Greater Opportunities in Learning or FFGOIL Non-Profit
for At-Risk Children in the Los Angeles Area. http://www.4greaterlearning.org
Sharliebel.wordpress.com ~ a member of the Foundation for Greater Opportunities in Learning (FFGOIL) ~ thinks you might wish to know that in Los Angeles County alone there are over 25,000 children in the foster care system. A mentor/tutor relationship provides the support needed. Learn how the Foundation for Greater Opportunities in Learning, a non-profit group developed the Literacy Project at Edelman’s Children’s Court that provides many literacy related activities while children wait for their court appearance. Read the Board of Directors list of educators who head this team of expert advisors. Volunteers and donors are sought to support children from disadvantaged homes.
Through the completion of her Doctorate from the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education in 2007, Dr. Foulk contracted with the County of Los Angeles, Department of Children and Family Services to develop and implement a Literacy Project for the Edelman Children’s Court, Shelter Care Unit. Funding for the project was provided by the County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services- Civic Partnership, a Reading is Fundamental Grant, and the Shakespeare League in Pasadena. When the project was suspended due to lack of funding, Foulk re-initiated the project on a volunteer basis. This Project also led to her recent initiation of a research-based Mentor/Tutor Project for youth in the foster care system.
Under Dr. Foulk’s leadership over the past nine years, a growing team of professional leaders and volunteers has developed, which enables progress toward FFGOIL’s vision and goals. FFGOIL continues to focus on addressing the learning needs of youth and families in at-risk circumstances, while addressing their social-emotional needs as well. Toward this aim, key areas of focus this past year were to: 1) Resume Literacy Project services for children in foster care while at Edelman Children’s Court; 2) Continue development of a research-based Mentor/Tutor project for youth in foster care; and 3) Continue identifying and forming collaborative partnerships with other organizations, forming an alliance on behalf of the children.
The Foundation for Greater Opportunities in Learning (FFGOIL) invites you to visit the activities page to learn how you can help. Your involvement and support make all the difference!