For Our Kids
In the metro Atlanta area, Foreverfamily has several programs designed to nurture our children socially, emotionally, and educationally in an enriching environment.
The Children’s Program consists of two components:
- Youth Engagement Zone (YEZ)
- Young Entrepreneurs Project (YEP)
Youth Engagement Zone (YEZ)
The Foreverfamily YEZ Program provides an opportunity for school-aged youth to identify issues within their communities. They are given opportunities to work collaboratively with their peers, identifying specific issues, and implementing community service projects that respond to the issue(s).
YEZ focuses on developing public speaking skills, leadership, project management, teamwork, and problem-solving.
Fall semester during the academic year
Our Youth Engagement Zone (YEZ) provides an opportunity for school-aged youth, grades 1-12, to identify their communities’ issues. Working collaboratively with their peers, they are tasked with selecting 1-3 specific issues and planning, implementing, and participating in community service projects that respond to the issue(s).
YEZ is a 5 member design team consisting of Foreverfamily program participants, who serve as the YEZ officers and hold positions of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and member at large. They help in recruiting youth participation within the organization and the community. The design team will participate in an overnight leadership intensive. YEZ will focus on developing public speaking skills, leadership, project management, teamwork, and problem-solving through guest speakers, icebreakers, and supplemental workshops.
Our program will allow participants to get to know their community better, understand its challenges, and organize activities that will get many youth involved.
Young Entrepreneurs Project (YEP)
YEP seeks to improve the economic base of children of incarcerated parents by introducing them to the field of entrepreneurship. 5-10 young people between the ages of 16-28 are selected through a competitive process to work closely with professional mentors, identifying and developing a business idea. Foreverfamily provides office space with full use of office equipment and resources for the upstart businesses.