We are looking for dedicated, qualified volunteers who can tutor, mentor, and lead at-risk youth as they seek to transform their lives.

VOLUNTEER

Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life?

At Ruby’s Foster Village, we work with young men who are at-risk, homeless, and have aged out of the foster care system. These young men require mentorship, leadership and practical guidance along with proper food, rest and a safe place to stay. Here’s how you can help us make a difference:

  • Donate Your Time
    We’re in need of volunteers who can help with an email newsletter, social media campaigns, community partnerships, college partnerships and fundraising. We are also looking for volunteer professionals and mentors in the following areas:

    • Board Members

    • Teachers

    • Social Workers

    • Coaches

    • Professors

    • Police Officers

    • Doctors

    • Nurses

    • Engineers

    • Psychologists

    • Lawyers

    • Financial Educators

    • Parents

    • Caregivers

    • Uncupured Pastors

    • College Interns

​           To volunteer, please contact us.

  • Donate Supplies 
    Help us keep costs down by donating the important items on our wish list. Urgent needs include blankets, sheets, disposable razors, soap, toiletries for young men, paper towels, office supplies, postage for Blessing Boxes, gift cards for gas & transportation, and home goods.

  • Donate Your Vehicle
    Do you have a reliable vehicle to donate? We could use one.

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.

Won't you or someone you know join us?

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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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