The Issue: Transition from Foster Care to Independent Living
Many young people "age out" of the foster-care system without a permanent home or family and without having learned the basic skills required for independent living, such as how to cook healthful meals. As these youth prepare to leave foster care, it's crucial that they receive support to help them transition into adulthood.
The Campaign: Supplying Cooking Classes for Young People
If this Grassroots campaign raises $600, then the Northern Hills Area CASA Program can provide the necessary cooking tools and supplies for nutritional-instruction courses for youth transitioning from foster care to independent living. Cooking tools include pots and pans, mixing bowls, cutting boards, utensils, and other miscellaneous kitchen supplies; students also receive a nutrition book to keep. Each additional $10 donation will be used to help provide these youth with other educational training courses, such as money management, job-preparation skills, and household management.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.