CORNERSTONES OF ADDING VALUE MENTORING PROGRAM
SET YOUR OWN EXPECTATIONS
Do not be limited by lowly expectations!
Set your own expectations for your
future
!  As a youth in foster care, you are
bombarded with dismal statistics of what
will become of
your life but rationalizing
mediocrity due to a bad childhood is one
of the greatest mistakes you can make.  
  • Visualize the life you want and make
    choices that will lead to that life.
  • Your future is shaped by your work
    ethic and your decisions, not your
    circumstances.
  • Believe you are greater than the sum
    of your circumstances.
Passion is about being dedicated to
something greater than yourself.  
Everyone has something they love to do,
whether it is athletics, education, music,
dancing, singing, art, etc.. Whatever it is
inside you that lights your soul,
DO IT!
Passion is the fuel that motivates you to
become better than you  thought you
could become. When you are passionate
about something it will teach you to set
goals, and you will be motivated as you
achieve goal.  
Whatever happened with your parents,
forgive them, truly forgive them in your
heart. You have to process that before
you can move forward.  They have their
own struggles to deal with so you have
to look at the larger picture to
understand why you are where you are.
Needing to place blame for why you are
in foster care is normal, but blaming won’
t change your reality. Instead, turn your
negative energy into a positive focus on
the good things in your life and the
goals you wish to achieve.  
The focus of Youth In Care Launchpad's mentoring program, is to build esteem and to help children growing up in foster care to
realize their destiny is not tied to their circumstances.  Due to a constantly shifting environment, there needs to be an emphasis on
exposing children in foster care to positive, character building people.  The goal of the
Youth In Care Launchpad mentoring program,  
is to help children:

  • Realize their possibilities are not limited by where they began
  • Experience the esteem that comes from completion
  • Understand the value of reliability
  • Understand the rewards of consistency
  • Be accountable for their life because their future is controlled by their actions, not your circumstances.
  • Take ownership of their success because programs and services are there to help, but it is their responsibility to make your life
    what it will become.
  • Participate in extracurricular school activities because it will teach you to focus on something greater than yourself and will hold
    you accountable for academic eligibility.
  • Not live down to the lowly statistics and expectations
  • Employ a work ethic that breeds success
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ADDING VALUE MENTORING PROGRAM
FIND YOUR PASSION
FORGIVE
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