Promises2Kids annually provides over 3,300 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome the difficulties of their past, and grow into healthy and successful adults.
Promises2Kids creates a brighter future for foster children in San Diego County. From the moment they come into foster care and through to adulthood, Promises2Kids provides the hope, support, and opportunities these special individuals need to change their lives for the better…now and for years to come.
Our programs include:
· Camp Connect: A program that reunites sisters and brothers who are separated in the foster care system through a four-day, residential summer camp, 10 family dinner nights and 10 additional day events throughout the year.
· Guardian Scholars: A program that, beginning in high school with Junior Guardian Scholars, supports foster youth with case management and mentoring to ensure they graduate from high school, are exposed to a variety of careers, advance to specialized vocational programs, community college or a university, and complete their higher education with the help of our scholarship program.
· Foster Funds: Foster children often feel alone and isolated and may go without simple pleasures of childhood such as birthday gifts, a sports uniform or a musical instrument. Promises2Kids has special funds set up to support these needs not met through typical funding.
· A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center: An emergency shelter for children who are removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect, this facility protects and cares for more than 1,000 children a year.