Fairfax Families 4 Kids


Fairfax Families4Kids

Fairfax Families4Kids gives youth ages 12 to 21, currently living in foster care or out of foster care, the opportunity to participate in group and individual mentoring, and spend quality time in the community engaged in regularly scheduled, structured group activities. Sample group activies include: chess tournaments, bowling, basketball camps, fitness and dance classes, badminton, horseback riding, 5-K walks, etc. The youth also participate in community service projects such as: packing school backpacks for children in Haiti, sending boxes to soldiers, raising money for the homeless, etc.

Mentor

A mentor is a child's friend. The program provides structured, twice monthly activities to encourage the mentoring relationship. All adults interested in mentoring must first engage in "group mentoring" where they get to know all of the youth participating in Fairfax Families4Kids. After a period of group mentoring, they are matched with a youth who become their mentee - listening and responding to the questions and concerns of their mentee, and engaging them in other one-on-one community activities that are of interest to the youth.

Volunteer

Adult volunteers are also needed to help with the community activities.

Help Us Help The Youth In Our Community

Fairfax Families4Kids works because of community involvement. The program gives individual adults and groups an important role to play in helping our youth and teens find permanent families, and lasting or permanent connections with caring, supportive adults.

To get involved with Fairfax Families4Kids, please call Beverly J. Howard, Ph.D., Coordinator at 703-324-7518 or e-mail at beverly.howard@fairfaxcounty.gov

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th Floor
Fairfax, VA  22035-1115
703-324-4600, TTY 711
Fax: 703-222-9788

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