Prepare To SOAR

Prepare To SOAR

This academy is about discovery for the first-year SOAR youth. The focus is on discovering new horizons, including new self-identity, post-secondary education, and pathways to it.

The workshops in this academy session give the youth a new look at math, writing, and science; they are oriented to critical thinking, they are thought–provoking, and they foster exploration – much more than just memorizing rules and formulas.

Academy participants meet former foster youth and learn survival tips that can ease their own journey through the foster care system. Counseling sessions help the youth put their past behind them and start moving forward to a bright future.

Some of the youth will discover for the first time that there are other foster youth in similar situations. They are not alone in having to deal with insurmountable obstacles in life. And they learn that with help from its supporters, SOAR for Youth is committed to preparing them to soar.