NEWS &

EVENTS 

We host a number of educational, informational, and fundraising events throughout the year. To keep up with our schedule, please sign up for our newsletter or "LIKE" our Facebook page. 

NEWS & EVENTS

 

ONGOING

VIRTUAL STUDENT BOOK CLUB

In January, we're launching our first virtual book club for foster tweens and teens. There is no cost to students -- just CLICK HERE to sign up. You'll get a book pack that includes the book we're reading, pencils and a spiral notebook, and a canvas bag. The group meets each week online to discuss the week's reading and share their thoughts. We also hope to have some special guest speakers, too! Find out more . . .

Reading is my Jam!

ONGOING

ONLINE FOSTER PARENTING GROUP

Our latest Facebook Group is especially for Foster or Adoptive Parents. All parents have challenges, and we will certainly talk about those, but foster and adoptive parents have unique challenges that they face every day. The group will meet once a week to discuss a specific topic, and we'll also be having some special guest speakers. We will pick the first two topics, and after that, we'll ask for ideas from the group so that topics are current and those you care about most. Find out more . . .

Diverse Group of Parents
 
 
Trophies

JUNE 21, 2021

GLOBAL LEADERS AWARD CEREMONY

Each year, we honor and acknowledge our Youth Achievement Scholars, including honors for College Graduation, Vocational Training completion, maintaining GPA levels, achievement in reading, and GED attainment. Our keynote speaker will share his/her inspiring story with our awardees and friends, followed by a "Meet and Greet" reception with our honorees. Find out more . . .

 

AUGUST 14, 2021

SUPER HEROES VS. SUPER VILLAINS FAMILY FEST

Join us for this annual FUNdraiser, where adults, youth, and children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Super Hero or Super Villain. We'll have lots of fun with a costume contest, games of skill and brawn, a buffet dinner, raffles, and much more! Check back in June for more details and to purchase tickets. If you are a business, please consider being a sponsor for this event! Find out more . . .

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Wine Cheers

OCTOBER 16, 2021

ANNUAL BLACK TIE GALA

This elegant, annual event features speakers from across the country​, entertainment, dancing, and more. Check back for more information soon!
Find out more . . .

DID YOU KNOW?

     

Foster youth are one of the most vulnerable subgroups of children living in the the United States. According to Foster Care statistics & resources, approximately 443,000 children and youth are currently in foster care in the United States and 30,000 youth between the ages of 18-21 "age out" of the foster care system annually.  

 

These at-risk youth:

  • Have the highest high school dropped rate of 50% and are often unable to take and pass the GED test;

  • Are unprepared for college level work;

  • Although 70% say they would like to go to college, less than 3% will earn a college degree in their life time;

  • Within four years of aging out of the foster care system, 50% of youth have no earnings;

  • those who do have earnings make less than $7,500 a year and are unable to economically sustain themselves;

  • Lack of preparation for adult life results in 60% of these youth being convicted of a crime.

Findings show that Domestic Violence inflicts harm to children such as emotional harm, psychological harm, physical pain, and low self-esteem, which impacts the child's learning systems, thereby influencing a child to lose interest in education, arrive late to school, be absent from school, and drop out of school.

 

Together, we can help them reshape the trajectory of their lives.

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RUBY'S FOSTER VILLAGE

Ruby's Enlightened Path, Inc.

3111 Route 38, Suite 11 #271

Mount Laurel NJ, 08054

nbowen@RubysFosterVillage.org

609-933-0720

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