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Keys to Success: Mariah

Keys to Success: Mariah

Meet Mariah, another youth participating in our Keys to Success program. She’s been in the program since September 2018. In her short life, Mariah has constantly been in transition, attending several different schools. She’s stared down unbelievably hard situations...

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Scholar Spotlight: Cheyenne

Scholar Spotlight: Cheyenne

AFFCF is currently funding 73 college students who aged out of foster care and are attending universities and community colleges statewide. This month, we’re pleased to introduce Cheyenne, who tells her story in her own words. Growing up in the foster system, I always...

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It Means a Lot

It Means a Lot

Every day, the Arizona Friends of Foster Children changes the story for children in foster care by funding a variety of activities and items. We know what we do matters, but sometimes we don't realize just HOW much it matters until we receive letters from the kids...

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Foster Care and Social Security Disability Benefits

Foster Care and Social Security Disability Benefits

Becoming a foster parent is one of the biggest and most rewarding decisions you can ever make in life. While you do receive supplemental income from fostering children, your family may be eligible for additional benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA)...

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Scholar Spotlight: Rico

Scholar Spotlight: Rico

With a new semester under way, AFFCF is currently funding 73 college students who aged out of foster care and are attending universities and community colleges statewide. This month, we're pleased to introduce Rico, a newly awarded scholar for the Spring 2020...

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Keys to Success: Maria

Keys to Success: Maria

Maria is a soft spoken young lady but, don't let her quiet demeanor mislead you. Maria is determined to be successful. She has set goals for herself and knows exactly what she wants for her future! However, growing up in foster care, Maria didn’t have the support and...

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More Than A Fun Activity

More Than A Fun Activity

Sure extracurricular activities provide fun and entertainment for kids. While fun, they also do so much more for a child in foster care. Like Elijah...Elijah is a two and half year-old boy with a lot of big needs. He is deaf, has a compromised immune system and very...

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Keys to Success: Rachel

Keys to Success: Rachel

Getting to the top of the mountain is great, but smaller victories end up being the most powerful moments. Especially when they involve overcoming the challenges faced by youth aging out of foster care. Statistics show their stories look pretty bleak: 2 in 3 in...

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Keys to Success: Mo’s Journey

Keys to Success: Mo’s Journey

Mo’s foster care story began in 2017 when he entered foster care at age 16. Like a lot of other kids in high school, he knew he wanted to attend college. Going into foster care threw him a curve ball he didn’t see coming.  Mo thought that people didn’t expect kids in...

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