In July 2019, Selfless Love Foundation joined forces with Florida Coalition for Children to support the ONE VOICE IMPAACT (OVI) statewide youth initiative. OVI provides current and former foster youth opportunities to:
Who? Youth Leaders impacted by the foster care system
What? Selfless Love Foundation’s youth-driven initiative amplifying youth voice
Where? Youth Councils are formed across the state of Florida
When? Monthly meetings and quarterly webinars
How? Sign up by joining the youth voice movement HERE
“OVI is the coolest thing ever. It gives a voice to foster care youth. It gives us an opportunity to tell the leaders to make changes.”
Want to be heard? Integrate YOUR VOICE into decision making, program improvement, policy development, and other important areas.
We are hoping to have 1000 people show their support for youth in foster care by signing the Youth Voice Pledge.
Former Foster Youth
Youth Engagement Intern
Five selected finalists will present their dreams/aspirations on Friday, April 30, 2021 at The Dream Tank Competition in Palm Beach.
Each finalist will receive an award of $1,000. The winner will receive a $5,000 award.
All contestants have completed the Dale Carnegie Leadership Program with Selfless Love Foundation prior to entering.
DREAM: To write a book about my struggles in foster care and provide hope for other foster children
DREAM: Become a detective working with homicides or special victims
DREAM: To make a career out of investments specifically in real estate and the stock market
DREAM: To become the DCF Secretary to lead improvements in the foster care system for youth like me
DREAM: To become an adolescent therapist or professor teaching psychology
Thank you for The Pulte Family Foundation for supporting our Dale Carnegie Leadership Training and Dream Tank Competition.
Applications due September 1, 2020
when we were asked if we would be interested in meeting twin boys. The rest is history.
In less than one month of registering on Family-Match, we were matched with two siblings and adopted them in less than three months. I hope our story gives hope to other families not to give up on your dream of adopting.
We were waiting for the child that was supposed to come to our family. All 3 of our children are exactly where they’re supposed to be.
We waited over one year the first time, but with our second child we registered on Family-Match and in less than two months we were matched. I know it was because we were able to create a profile on Family-Match which allowed us to share videos, photos, and paint a story of our family for case workers over the entire state of Florida to have access to.
Adoption transformed their lives, and ours. We are truly a family because of Selfless Love Foundation.