FOSTERING NEW ADVENTURES
The team applied for Clinical Scholars, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and was awarded $525,000 over 3 years to identify, implement, and confirm how engagement and intervention in the lives of foster youth can improve real-life, long-term quality of life outcomes for them. Additional funding was secured by various organizations including Foster Care Month Celebration and Fundraiser and Microsoft Hackathon “Best Pitch "grant recipient"
The underdog DREAMS team is working on a Podcast that aims to center foster youth by providing content, education, and opportunities that will motivate youth to amplify their voices and prepare them to navigate their unique foster care journey.
Underdog Dreams intends to continue building on lessons learned over the past year while working with youth and families.