Passports to Success Update – July 2016

Passports to Success Highlights

Habits: Understanding Why We Do What We Do- Presented by The Eddie Nash Foundation on Saturday July 16th saw the biggest turn out yet of Foster Youth from Orange County.  78 youth signed up for this monthly Passports To Success program.  Most of the youth came from group homes throughout the county as we’ll as some who attended with their CASA’s.  The youth walked away from this four hours session with confidence in “how to” break a habit and to prioritize their life habits to help them to the next level.  The feedback from the trusted adults included great praise for our facilitators; Trinity Wallace-Ellis and Dr. Greg Manning.

Join us next month on August 27th – Sign up On-Line at or contact us at 866-470-1888


Passports to Success Update – May 2016

Passports to Success Highlights

We had a great turn out for our Passports to Success Career Planning Symposium for Foster Youth on April 23, 2016. Youth gathered tools and tips to better understand the process of Career Planning.They also began the process of developing their own career plan to achieving their career goals.

Special Thanks to:

*Orange County Fire Authority, our youth loved seeing the fire truck, learning about fire fighting and the career path of fire men and women.

*Doing Good Works Job Placement Program for Foster Youth, our youth were informed and inspired as you provided them with real life strategies for being successful in the workplace.

Thank you for your continued support!

What’s Next???

Passports to Success’ next Life Skills Symposium: Family Foundations-Breaking Generational Cycles will be Saturday, May 21, 2016.  Don’t miss this powerful session, as we courageously examine the generational cycles that dwell in our families, identify how these cycles impact us, and develop strategies to break the cycle(s), and create a new path that cultivates healing, growth and opportunity. You don’t want to miss this one!

In honor of National Foster Care Awareness Month, Passports to Success participants will be attending the Angels Baseball games on Sunday, May 22 & 29, 2016.

Have you signed up to participate in the Eddie Nash Foundation’s Odyssey Challenge for Foster Youth?  Passports to Success Youth are eligible for to participate on teams.  If interested, please email

We have some GREAT learning opportunities for foster youth throughout 2016. Stay tuned and register early! Registration for May, June & July are open NOW!

Passports to Success Update

April 2016

Highlights of upcoming symposium: Career Planning 101-Mapping Your Future

Symposium for Foster Youth to better understand the process of Career Planning and begin developing their own path to achieving their career goals.

Sold Out – Maximum Class Size Achieved!

Special Guests: Orange County Fire Authority and Doing Good Works Job Placement Program for Foster Youth.

All youth in attendance, and their trusted adults, will be eligible to receive vouchers for Angels Baseball Tickets, in addition to their usual incentive opportunities.

We have some GREAT learning opportunities for foster youth throughout 2016. Stay tuned and register early! May and June registration is open NOW!

Financial Literacy Program Engages Foster Youth

passports-mentorOn November 16th 2013, our Passports To Success program on Financial Literacy was held at Santiago Canyon College.  Forty-seven foster youth signed up for the program to learn about how money works and doesn’t work in their lives. Trinity Wallace-Ellis, Dr. Greg Manning and Bryan “Eddie” Nash developed the impressive program.

Eric Black, award-winning comedian from Comedy Central, was the Keynote Speaker. He spoke with humor of his life story growing up in poverty and gangs and provided the foster youth with encouragement and inspiration. Will Warren, an Eddie Nash Foundation Board Member and Manager at a Union Bank branch, led them in an exercise in “Needs versus Wants” and they discussed the differences between debit and credit.  Our founder, Bryan Nash, shared his story of working hard and achieving financial stability.

Caregivers and mentors also attend the all day event to provide support and learn how to provide consistency to the messages delivered. While Trinity Wallace-Ellis works with the foster youth, Dr. Greg Manning discusses the concepts with the caregivers and mentors.  The foster youth were attentive and engaged as they learned another key tool to independence.