their stories

A blog that highlights life in foster care for children and families and offers insights and bits of wisdom learned along the way 

Keys to Success: Paradise

Keys to Success: Paradise

Paradise was one of the first youth to participate in the Keys to Success program back in 2014. When she enrolled in Keys to Success, she was 17 and expecting her first child. She wasn’t going to school and was far behind in credits. She lived in a group home and did...

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New Semester, New Scholars

New Semester, New Scholars

For the Spring 2023 semester, Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation is pleased to fund a total of 74 scholars, with nine new scholars and 64 renewal scholars. The new semester opens the door to better futures for these bright, young people. These scholars are...

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Thankful for Your Support of AFFCF Scholars

Thankful for Your Support of AFFCF Scholars

As the Fall 2022 semester comes to its close, Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation is thankful for all who support AFFCF's work and the scholarship program. This month, AFFCF hosted events for scholars in Tucson, Phoenix and Flagstaff for scholars to...

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Keys to Success: Kristoph

Keys to Success: Kristoph

When Kristoph began working with the Keys to Success program six months ago, his education plan was to graduate from high school in December 2023. He made his education a priority so he could graduate with his peers. With the help of his career development specialist...

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AFFCF Scholar: Jerry

AFFCF Scholar: Jerry

Jerry has been a student in the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation’s scholarship program since the Spring 2021 semester. At that point in time, Jerry was studying at Western Wyoming Community College on a basketball scholarship. Since then, Jerry returned...

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Keys to Success: Salim

Keys to Success: Salim

Young people in foster care have different reasons for enrolling in Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation’s Keys to Success (KTS) program. For Salim, he wanted individualized career exploration and planning services as well as education support and assistance...

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Bonding Activities To Do With Your Foster Family

Bonding Activities To Do With Your Foster Family

Bonding with the children under your care is important to make them feel welcome and part of the family. You do not have to go for expensive outings or events to bond with your child. It's the little things that create the most memorable bonds, so engage in consistent...

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Advice for New Foster Parents

Advice for New Foster Parents

Arizona has nearly 12,000 children in foster care and gets around 25 more often. Whether temporal or permanent, these children need safe, supportive, and loving homes to help them thrive. Adults can help them by becoming foster parents or donating to the Arizona...

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AFFCF Scholarship Program Kicks Off New Semester

AFFCF Scholarship Program Kicks Off New Semester

To celebrate the start of the semester, AFFCF invited our scholars to a fine dining experience. The events provided a time for scholars to meet members of the AFFCF Board of Directors and the AFFCF Scholarship Committee, connect with fellow AFFCF Scholars, enjoy a...

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Change their stories

The stories from our blog are made possible because our community cares. The Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which means we are funded solely by individuals, corporate partners and foundations. Because we are a Qualifying Foster Care Organization, your donation may qualify for a dollar-for-dollar credit on your Arizona state taxes, up to $500 for individuals and $1,000 for couples.

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation

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Address: 360 E Coronado Rd Suite 190, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602.252.9445

Email: grants@affcf.org

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