Thank you to our generous volunteers and donors!
It all began in the hills of Novi Sad, Serbia, where 150 youth and a basketball brought about a new initiative. The U.S. Embassy in Serbia reached out to me to lead a peace camp in partnership with I Came to Play, a program aimed at promoting peace and unity in the former Yugoslavian region.
During my 26-hour journey back to the US, the idea for a non-profit organization dedicated to serving foster youth took shape. Since its establishment in November 2011, our vision has expanded to include a range of programs and initiatives, including sports clinics, trophy recycling, financial literacy workshops, a scholarship fund, and more.
I am grateful to the numerous volunteers and donors who have made this journey a reality. With their support, we have been able to impact the lives of thousands of young people who might otherwise have gone unnoticed.
We are dedicated to empowering foster youth through sports by offering free clinics, complete with lunch, for the kids and their siblings. Each event costs an average of $250, allowing us to provide a fun and enriching experience for these deserving children
Our mission is to empower the next generation to achieve financial freedom. We offer financial education and mentorship opportunities to youth over 15 years old, to help them build a strong foundation for their future
Our scholarship fund is designed to support young people who have demonstrated their commitment to personal and athletic development. To be eligible, applicants must attend our sports clinics, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, complete our financial literacy program, and submit a completed application and essay
Join us in creating a positive impact in your community by becoming an event leader. As the head of the event, you will oversee all aspects of the clinic, from directing drills to managing the flow of activities to leading a fun scrimmage at the end
Make a difference in the lives of foster youth by volunteering as a station leader and assistant coach for one of our sports clinics. In this role, you will help inspire and motivate the kids, organize them at designated stations, and provide guidance and encouragement throughout the event
If you're passionate about making a positive impact on foster youth and are eager to volunteer, we have the perfect role for you. Our events require support in various areas, including organization and interaction with younger participants during the clinic. No prior sports experience is necessary, just a willingness to inspire and encourage the youth
We believe in complete transparency, and that's why we're proud to say that 100% of your donation goes directly to supporting foster youth. Plus, we'll provide you with an estimate of the impact your donation will make, so you can see exactly how your generosity is making a difference
Thank you for considering to donate to Freedom Youth Foundation. As always, 100% of the donation goes to the youth we serve vs salary or overhead.