Lifeskills workshop teaches foster youth important lessons
Women in Philanthropy members teach foster youth about personal branding and etiquette

Success Story

When foster youth emancipate from the system, their futures are bleak. The statistics speak for themselves:

•    More than 50% have no earnings in 4 years
•    Only 25% are consistently employed

United Way’s Women in Philanthropy is a group of women dedicated to making a dent in those numbers.

At the beginning of February, WIP members Ginny and Rachel from Enterprise led a workshop for foster youth at Koinonia Family Services about the importance of establishing a personal brand and proper online etiquette. In a digital age it is imperative to have an online presence so that you can network and get connected to the right people. Social media is a powerful tool that can help in both the educational and professional worlds.
 Workshops like these are invaluable to emancipating foster youth – they encourage these teens to become confident, capable and connected. If you’re a Women in Philanthropy member interested in teaching a workshop, please contact us at wip@uwccr.org.