BEST Kids seeks to promote better futures for youth in the District of Columbia’s child welfare system by developing and supporting one-on-one mentoring relationships between the youth and caring, consistent adults.
Mentoring DC's Foster Care Youth
BEST Kids Mentoring Program™ is guided by the belief that all children are talented. Through our one-on-one volunteer mentoring, our extensive training, staff support and our experiential-learning-based peer group, we encourage our youth to discover and develop their unique skills and abilities. Beginning with children as young as six and continuing, as needed, until adulthood, BEST Kids Mentoring Program™ works to enable youth to develop a positive sense of self, to acquire teamwork and group social skills, and to become productive members of society.
The Art of the Matter
We are excited to announce our 2nd annual ART of the Matter fundraising event for BEST Kids. We will be showcasing and auctioning off a collection of art from our very own artists, our mentees, as well as art and other items from throughout the community. There are lots of different ways to get involved in this extraordinary event and we look forward to your participation.
We invite you to participate in our upcoming ART of the Matter event on November 4th, 2014.
“BEST Kids helped me by showing me things that I wouldn’t have been able to do, and they pushed me forward so when I get older I’ll be able to do these things on my own.”