So far in 2018 we have been able to assist a foster teen with the expenses associated with attending George Washington University. This teen gained admission but has had some issues with obtaining all of the aid that is necessary for him to attend school. As a homeless foster teen, many avenues to aid are blocked to him because he does not have an address other than his dorm and he does not have a parent or guardian to co-sign any loan papers. This responsible teen is work
New Horizons in 2017
In 2017 FYTF found any ways to assist foster youth. Unfortunately, budget constraints forced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife to cancel this year's internship program for foster youth. We still found kids in need and provided, new coats, clothing, and school supplies for foster teens, in addition to providing a e-tablet for one autistic foster teen and a DVD player for a foster teen with special needs.
A Successful Summer of 2016
2016 was a busy year for FYTF. We successfully applied for and received a discretionary grant from the Dwight Stuart Youth Foundation and this grant along with our CFC donors allowed us to support twelve foster youth interns at U.S. Fish and Wildlife. The interns enjoyed another successful summers with their meals and transportation subsidized by FYTF and with the assistance of several business, including: Chipotle, Ballston Common, Maria Contreras, Restaurateur 2 Chick
Helping Fosters Help the Wildlife in 2015
May 8, 2015- Thanks to all who attended our fundraiser and all of our donors! Thanks to you we will once again be able to assist the foster teens during their internship at U.S. Fish and Wildlife this summer. We will be able to supply them with metro cards so they can get to work and meal cards so they can go out and eat lunch with their peers. Being on time and being “business social” is a great start to becoming a success in the workplace, and thanks to our donors these k
Helping the Wildlife in 2014!
Last year’s foster youth interns at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife made such an impression that USFWS opened the opportunity to foster youth again in 2014. This year FYTF provided eleven interns with a $10 budget for metro fare and a $10 budget for lunch. U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s move from Arlington, VA to Falls Church, VA meant finding new lunch partners for the interns. FYTF and the foster youth interns were grateful for the assistance of Vocelli’s Pizza, Cafe Gallery and Ma
Helping Interns Engage-2013
This year FYTF was proud to assist ten Fairfax foster youth who were awarded internships at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The internships lasted seven weeks and FYTF was able to provide each intern with metro fare to and from work and a budget of $10 per day for lunch so they were able to go out to lunch with their peers and fellow workers and develop the interpersonal skills that will serve them well later in life. With assistance from Noodles & Co., Potbelly Sandwic
Expanding Needs and Expanding Aid 2012
In 2012, the Foster Youth Transition Foundation was able to provide seven students with laptop computers, flash drives, computer cases and gift cards towards software purchases. We also provided a foster teen with a TI-84 calculator. We purchased start up pots and pans, bake ware and food containers for a youth entering into an independent living program. We provided a stroller for a young mother in foster care, and a phone for a foster teen so she can call her child’s day
Shoes, Games and Textbooks in 2011
In 2011, the Foster Youth Transition Foundation was able to provide shoes to a foster youth who was outgrowing his shoes faster than his foster family could afford new shoes. We provided games to a foster child in occupational therapy that would aid in the recovery and development of eye hand coordination. We provided two high school students and one college freshman with laptop computers, printers, laptop cases, memory sticks and funds to purchase additional software. We
A Little Help and Education in 2010
In 2010 FYTF donated 4 new computers, 4 computer bags and 4 flash drives to foster youth headed to college. FYTF supplied a foster youth in art school with $500.00 gift card to Pearl Paint to purchase her school supplies. In 2010 FYTF came to the aid of a recently emancipated foster youth struggling to support his infant son and finish high school. FYTF teamed with several other local charities to assist him in providing for his son and furthering his education. Within a wee
A New Kind of Wedding Registry in 2009
This September one of our favorite founders Amy Schuette married John Zeidler and they put the Foster Youth Transition Foundation as the lead item on their wedding registry! That generosity enabled us to purchase computers and computer bags for foster youth, displayed here by workers at the Foster Care and Adoption program! Thanks John and Amy!