|BEST Kids, Inc.||
BEST Kids is a nonprofit mentoring organization that empowers youth in foster care to build better futures, one child at a time.
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.
Save the Date for our 2015 ART of the Matter
We are celebrating 10 years of making mentoring matches for youth in DC's foster care system. Come celebrate with us at our 3rd Annual Art of the Matter: An art exhibition fundraiser to benefit our mentoring program featuring live music, delectable food, and silent and live auctions. Buy your tickets early as a limited amount of early bird tickets are available. Click on the picture below for more information about the event and to become a sponsor or donor.
BEST Kids Mentor of the Month
Dennis Cravedi - June 2015
Dennis and his mentee, Dexter, have been matched for just a little over three months. For the past three months, Dennis has come alongside Dexter at a very critical point in his life where important decisions must be made like where to go to college, how to find an apartment, and how to live independently. Dennis has wasted no time with connecting with important people and service providers in Dexter’s life to assess what options are best for him. Dexter has already reached out to Dennis with important questions and Dennis considers it a privilege to serve Dexter in this capacity
“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.”