Homelessness Awareness Week - November 2017
nsoro Foundation's Guardian Scholar Summer Pre-Collegiate Program - July 2018
CARE offers the nsoro Foundation Pre-Collegiate Summer Program which is designed for rising sophomores and juniors currently in foster care.
During this innovative program High School students, currently in foster care attend a week long summer pre-college experience on the campuses of our partner schools. Students live on campus and meet with college students, professors and admissions officers. This program stresses the importance of academic excellence and high school graduation. All program costs are provided by generous program sponsors.
College Bound summer camp will be held Summer 2018 at KSU. Click on the application link below. Completed applications can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Wishes - December 2017
Please check back with us in November for more information about dates for our Holiday Wishes 2017 program.
With the holiday season approaching, we have a few needs to help our students get thru the break. Many of the resources available to students will close once they finish classes and will not be available again until January (such as campus eateries and our BOB shuttle system). Also, many of our CARE students are student workers with campus jobs and due to federal regulations are unable to work for the 3 weeks they are out of class. We strive to make sure all of our students have what they need for this stressful time.
- Choice Hotel Gift Cards - We have a working relationship with Suburban Lodge here in Kennesaw. We have housed many students there on a temporary basis. We try to make sure all of our homeless CARE students are housed during the holiday break. Choice hotel gift cards help to make that happen!
- Gas gift cards - When campus is closed so is the BOB transportation shuttle buses. Many students who work near campus rely on BOB for transportation to and from work. Gas gift cards are a great help to get them back and forth to work.
- Restaurant/Grocery store gift cards - Again, with campus closed, so are the campus eateries. Gift cards to grocery stores and local restaurants are always appreciated.
- VISA gift cards, clothing store gift cards and KSU Bookstore gift cards - Each year we work with VSLS and create a Holiday Wishes Angel tree. We hope to be able to give each of our students some extra "fun" money so that they too can enjoy the holiday.
We also partner with KSU Volunteerism & Service Learning Support to host a Holiday Adoption Drive. During this drive our student’s wishes for the holidays are provided to the campus and surrounding communities for adoptions. The adoptions are anonymous. Please contact Flora Rockett ( email@example.com) with VSLS for a list of the Holiday wishes still available.
DARE to be Xtreme
Thank you to those who participated in the DARE to be Xtreme event in Apirl. We look forward to seeing you again in 2018!!
KSU CARE is excited to partner with Kids3 for DARE to be Xtreme. A Saturday event designed to equip teens ages 14-18 in foster care with the tools needed for success as they emancipate from the system.
Sessions will focus on training in the areas of Self-Care/Daily Living, Careers & Education, Work & Study Life, & Finance. We will also have activities that focus on team-building & well, just having FUN!
Foster parents/guardians are encouraged to join their teen(s) for the day as we will have training opportunities for them as well.
Register online at: https://kids3.org/dare-to-be-xtreme/
Flyer and agenda ( pdf)
Donation DrivesCARE is always happy for businesses, department and/or organizations to host a Donation Drive on our behalf. If you are interested in hosting a donation drive, please call 470-578-6600 or the CARE Director, Marcy Stidum, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the center’s current needs and guidelines for hosting a drive.