“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ― Brené Brown
A couple of years ago, I read a book called the The Power of the Other. I loved the book because it was a reminder that
1. We are who we are because of the collective efforts, relationships, and support that we have received and
2. We can achieve more when we have people who love us in our lives that believe in us, cheer us on, and challenge us to do better and reach further. I have accomplished nothing on my own and am both humbled and grateful for the “Others” in my life.
Because of this, I have a deep passion in my heart to see kids in foster care and those transitioning out of foster care experience a life that has that same support through people that not only tell them they are seen, heard, and valued but show them through active positive connections in their lives. So, here it comes! In 2020, we are going to:
- Connect more of the community with opportunities to participate in making a difference for kids
- Connect with more community businesses and non-profits to expand the possibilities of positive impact.
- Expand our reach into Tucson and Prescott to allow for more connections in more locations
- Connect the community to more real stories and real people that are making a difference in foster care.
- Connecting adoptive families with kids who need a forever family.
- Connecting young adults who have experienced foster care to each other in deeper community so that they can have others they can relate to.
If you want to experience how special Arizona’s kids are, I encourage you to come join us on January 25, 2020 at our Kid Connection Event: Wildlife World Zoo. Spend the day helping kids just be kids and sharing how much they are valued in our community. You can sign up to host today!
Here is to another amazing year of connection!
Founder/CEO Foster Arizona