The Black Rose Foundation for Children is currently involved in the following initiatives:

 

  • J is for Justice

Amina, Kiki, Raven and Jada are four girls who love books, princess parties and superheroes. Everyone in their community seeks justice. But, what does the word really mean? The girls visit people at school, the capitol, the aquarium, the church and even at home to learn about different types of justice and their meaning. Follow the girls on their quest to becoming superheroes for justice! Click here to order.

 

  • Black Rose Foundation for Children Legal Education and Advocacy Program (L.E.A.P.)

L.E.A.P. supports and encourages holistic representation. Our work not only includes representation, but consultation with mental health professionals on legal cases where appropriate. We currently provide training sessions for parents related to Constitutional Rights, Education Law, and School Advocacy through our partnership with Auburn Avenue Legal Services. In 2017, we will begin providing trainings to legal and education professionals in the areas of Trauma, Child Development, Behavior Modifications/Interventions and Competency. Although legal representation for low income and foster children is important, the goal of L.E.A.P. is to promote positive experiences for all children in a school setting by encouraging a community that recognizes preventative, rather than reactionary, methods. Click here to read more.

 

  • The National CARES Mentoring Movement (founded by Susan Taylor) including Atlanta CARES Mentoring Movement and Memphis CARES Mentoring Movement and University for Parents (See Resources and Links)
  • Advocacy for Total Wellness (Mental and Physical Health Parity) for Children (See Resources and Links)
  • Emergency funding for Transitional Living for Foster Children in Atlanta and Memphis
  • Children and Family Mental Health and Wellness Partnerships
  • Advocacy for Literacy for children ages 0-5 (See Resources and Links)
  • Resources and information on children and the law (See Resources and Links)
  • Partnerships with foster care agencies, organizations that serve children of incarcerated parents, local school and community mentoring and gang initiatives.
  • Capacity Building in board development, fundraising, and coaching leaders for grass roots organizations.
  • Justice Reads Literacy Program (JR) (See below)

JR VISION
Our vision is all children in geographic areas we serve are literate and have access to books and other media to help them discover the joys and value of reading.

JR MISSION
Named in honor of the founder’s first grandchild, our mission is to motivate young children to read by providing books to underserved communities and to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. JR's highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to fourth grade.

WHY JR?
Reading is Fundamental (RIF) reports that nearly two-thirds of low-income families in the U.S. own no books. Learning to use language and communicate with the written word are critical skills that children acquire as they grow and develop. Reading aloud to children at an early age is the most effective way to help them attain these skills. Reading also stimulates children's imagination and expands their understanding of the world. By helping our children develop strong reading skills at an early age, we are laying the foundation for their success in school and in life.

For more information and related pages on literacy resources and to contribute to providing books for children by donating to the “Justice Reads Literacy Program”, Click here.

 

If you would like to discuss involvement and/or contributions in any of these areas please feel free to contact us at (888) 530-9401 or email us at info@blackrosefoundation.org

 

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