Growing up with Life Pursuits ™
The Discovery Land Company Foundation recently launched its Life Pursuits™ program. The program funds opportunities for foster, shelter, and other displaced youth near Discovery Land Company communities to attend camps, participate on athletic teams, learn job skills, partake in leadership training, and have access to environmental and arts education.
“These children do not ask for material things to be handed to them, they ask for experiences and to be heard” says Foundation director Christy Nichols. “Often these youth struggle with family crises and don’t have access to experiences that help them mature in positive ways. All children want to celebrate their own identity – but first they have to discover it.”
The Foundation works with directors of programs, shelters, and group homes to support their goals.
“We cannot change the occurrences that began this cycle of abandonment,” Nichols says. “But we can listen to these children and help them now.”
DLCF HAS MADE LIFE PURSUITS™ DONATIONS TO:
Sunday’s Child Foundation, Kona
“Services and opportunities for foster youth and families”
Children’s Village Coeur D’ Alene
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Kai ‘Opua Canoe Club
Child and Family Services Kona
West Side Eagles Football Kona
DLCF communicates with these national groups regarding solutions for children in care
National Foster Care Coalition
Voice for Adoption