Project of the Leadership Tomorrow group to help young people adapt to leaving their host family | Grand Island Local News
Howe said the video library would offer information to ease the suddenness of leaving foster care.
“These videos will guide them,” she says. “We are in a time of miscommunication and so we can integrate these challenges with the information they need.”
“We will be able to have this information at our fingertips,” Howe said.
Once downloaded, the online library will be accessible to Heartland CASA youth and their volunteers, or to any young person ready to become an adult.
Brown said that helping Heartland CASA perfectly meet the mission of its Leadership Tomorrow project, so the group “unanimously” got involved in the project.
“We had to achieve specific goals for our team project,” she said. “Emotionally, I think we are all attached to this project in one way or another and will continue to see if there is anything more we can do.
Ultimately, Brown said, Heartland CASA will organize the online library.
“It will be guided by Erin and what she needs and what she sees as gaps that need to be filled,” Brown said. Heartland CASA Administrative Assistant Amanda Burton will also be instrumental in maintaining the library.
Heartland CASA and the foster youth they serve are not the only ones benefiting from the project. Leadership Tomorrow, a Hall County-based non-profit organization, helps develop the leadership skills and community involvement of its participants. Over 1,200 participants in the 35-class program have graduated.