Wonder, a program of Sierra Forever Families
At Wonder, children in foster care between the ages of 6-12 years old become Explorers paired with adult mentors (Guides) who embark on a year-long Journey together. As a Wonder Guide, you and your Explorer will have adventures in music, sports, the arts, dining out, volunteer service and nature. Wonder connects children in foster care with caring, consistent adults to enrich their childhoods and to help them thrive!
Each child spends about 8 hours a month with his or her mentor for a year or more, experiencing activities in music, the arts, sports, volunteer service, dining out, and nature.
For some kids, these experiences will be "firsts"--filled with excitement and self-discovery. For others, it's an opportunity to explore personal interests and talents. For all of them, it's the stability of a consistent adult who encourages them to try something new, engages them in conversations, and enriches their lives. It's a connection with an adult who believes in them.