Passports to Success Workshops: Financial Literacy and Employment

Passports to Success Workshops: Financial Literacy and Employment

In partnership with Wells Fargo, the Eddie Nash Foundation presents Passports to Success, a three part series on financial literacy and professional life skills. This series will help participants identify their goals, understand the role that money has in achieving their goals, and provide money management tips that will support the accomplishment of their goals. Attendance to all three sessions is strongly recommended, but not required.
Lunch will be provided.

Who: Foster youth, ages 13+

Where: Villa Park City Hall
17855 Santiago Blvd
Villa Park, CA 92861

When:

  • Saturday, September 29th
    10 AM – 2 PM
    Savings/Budget
  • Saturday, October 20th
    10 AM – 2 PM
    Credit
  • Saturday, January 19th
    10 AM – 2 PM
    Resumes/Interviews

For more information contact Justin Thongsavanh at Events@EddieNashFoundation.org

Passports to Success

Passports to Success

This unique program provides Foster Youth the skills they need for life. Workshops teach them about budgeting, interacting with government agencies, job interviewing, etc.

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Passports to Success Update – February 2017

Passports to Success Highlights

Education: Developing My Educational Plan- Presented by The Eddie Nash Foundation on Saturday, February 11th. We had an extraordinary turnout of Foster Youth from Orange County and surrounding counties. Most of the youth came from group homes throughout the county as well as some who attended with their CASA’s and caregivers. Youth and their Trusted Adults learned about the Multiple Intelligence Theory, focusing on their strengths, we had discussions on why graduating from high school matters & the importance of having a plan.  We also enjoyed amazing presentations from Guardian Scholars attending CSU Fullerton.  Our youth were so receptive and responsive to the information shared, and each of them walked away from this life skills session with an Educational Plan, encompassing what they intend to do after high school.  Every single youth wrote that they plan to attend some form of higher education!

We’d like to say a special thank you to our AWESOME volunteers, NCL (Laguna & Orange/Villa Park Chapters), Moira Hummel, Cindy Goodfellow, Marie Manning & Jan Drain! An extra shout to Cindy Goodfellow for donating lunch for our youth! Because of you all, we are able to do more for our youth.  THANK YOU!

We are so proud of our youth, and impressed with their growth. Their willingness to consistently show up for their future is AMAZING! We look forward to doing it again next month.

Join us next month on March 25th for Foster Youth on the MOVE: Get MOVING, GIVE back, Get CONNECTED!  We look forward to seeing you at the Bubble Run!

To register email trinity@eddienashfoundation.org or contact us at 866-470-1888.

Passports to Success Update – October 2016

Passports to Success Highlights

Relationships: Tips & Strategies to Beat Bullying, Improve Self-Esteem, Developing Healthy Relationships- Presented by The Eddie Nash Foundation on Saturday, October 15th. We had an extraordinary turnout of 68 Foster Youth from Orange County and surrounding counties. Most of the youth came from group homes throughout the county as well as some who attended with their CASA’s or caregivers. Youth and their Trusted Adults learned about healthy relationships, warning signs of an unhealthy relationship and resources for bullying and teen dating violence. We also enjoyed amazing presentations from Laura’s House & Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.).  Our youth were so receptive and responsive to the information shared. Take a look at what some of them had to say on their evaluations:
“Fun Experience. Dope. Loved it.”
“The interactiveness of this whole workshop really made me involved, yet informed.”
“Very informative about relationships. I can now identify community resources that can help me or others.”

We are so proud of our youth, and impressed with their growth. Their willingness to consistently show up for their future is AMAZING! We look forward to doing it again next month.

Join us next month on November 5th for Self-Care: Taking Care of YOU, from the Inside-Out…it will be another full agenda!  We look forward to seeing you!

Sign up on-line or contact us at 866-470-1888.

Passports to Success Update – September 2016

Passports to Success Highlights

Housing: Never Homeless…Always Hopeful with a Plan- Presented by The Eddie Nash Foundation on Saturday, September 17th  had an amazing turnout of Foster Youth from Orange County and surrounding counties. Most of the youth came from group homes throughout the county as well as some who attended with their CASA’s or caregivers. Youth and their Trusted Adults learned about housing programs and options after leaving foster care & focused on developing a housing plan.  We also enjoyed a presentation about Rising Tide Transitional Housing Program, presented by Lacresia Smith with the Orangewood Foundation.  Many of the youth present express feelings of fear, anxiety and uncertainty when thinking about their future, but by our closing activity, many youth expressed their excitement and feelings of hopefulness. The youth engagement level was PHOENOMENAL!   Each participant walked away from this four hour session with confidence in knowing that with a little research, a strong support system and a PLAN(with a few back-up plans too), they will be okay. The feedback from the trusted adults, and youth alike, included great praise for our facilitators; Trinity Wallace-Ellis and Dr. Greg Manning. We look forward to doing it again next month.

Join us next month on October 15th for Relationships: Tips & Strategies to Beat Bullying, Improve Self-Esteem, Developing Healthy Relationships…it will be a full agenda!  We look forward to seeing you!

Sign up on-line or contact us at 866-470-1888.

Passports to Success Update – August 2016

Passports to Success Highlights

Communication: Elements of Communication- Presented by The Eddie Nash Foundation on Saturday August 27th had an amazing turnout of Foster Youth from Orange County. Most of the youth came from group homes throughout the county as well as some who attended with their CASA’s or caregivers. Youth and their Trusted Adults focused on improving their communication with each other and various significant relationships in their lives. The youth engagement level was OUTSTANDING!  Many of them came out of their shell during a role playing session demonstrating “barriers to communication,” in their relationships.  Each participant walked away from this four hour session with confidence in “how to” be a better communicator in their efforts togive and receive understanding. The feedback from the trusted adults, and youth alike, included great praise for our facilitators; Trinity Wallace-Ellis and Dr. Greg Manning. Here is one young man had to say about his experience at Passports to Success this month, “I love it here every time. I appreciate every single thing that has been done for me and my peers. Thank you for the knowledge and wisdom you put in my head. Thanks!” ~Bennie, age 19

Join us next month on September 17th for Housing: Never Homeless…But Hopeful with a PLAN. We look forward to seeing you!

Sign up On-Line at www.eddienashfoundation.org or contact us at 866-470-1888