Our monthly challenges have resulted in some friendly competition, personal goal setting, and tons of fun, so we’re continuing the tradition with a challenge in December—with a twist. For the holiday season, we are taking a break from personal challenges and competitions to spread the love to some folks in our community who don’t have as many resources as we do.
This December, Honest Training is excited to partner with Impact NW’s Independent Living Program (ILP) to provide a happy, healthy and independent adulthood for young adults exiting the foster care system.
Youth exiting the foster care system are an at-risk population. 45% of youth exiting the foster care system become homeless within one year. The Independent Living Program helps foster care youth ages 14-21 gain the skills they need to successfully transition out of foster care into adulthood. Participants are able to set and reach attainable goals with access to one-on-one meetings, weekly job readiness classes, and social and skill-building activities and events. 81% of youth participating the ILP are employed and/or have stable housing. 90% demonstrated improvement in life skills such as budgeting, household maintenance, and job readiness.
Participation in Honest’s December Giving Challenge is easy! Simply purchase a gift card to one of the following businesses and bring it to Honest by December 16th. Gift cards will be given to ILP participants, and used toward purchasing groceries or housewares to assist the youth in settling into new living situations. Additional gift cards to restaurants will provide the youth opportunities to purchase fun meals out this holiday season. You can find out more about the Independent Living Program by visiting the Impact NW website.
Fred Meyer, WinCo, or Safeway (suggested amount $30)
Starbucks, Burgerville, Baja Fresh, or Jamba Juice (suggested amount $10)