On May 2, 2016 Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan hosted the First Lady’s Mental Health Awareness Youth Art Display in Annapolis. This event featured talented student artwork with themes highlighting the importance of mental health awareness. The Foundation School’s student, Yasmeine Ford, was recognized by the First Lady for her award-winning artwork for the Children’s Mental Health Matters! campaign and we are so proud of her talents and dedication!
Ford also submitted an additional piece for the showcase.
In support of Ford’s accomplishments, several staff members were in attendance.
During the program, the First Lady delivered inspiring words regarding the transformative powers of art:
On behalf of The Foundation Schools staff and students, we would like to thank the Governor’s office and First Lady for hosting this event to bring awareness about the importance of mental health. We would also like to thank the Mental Health Association of Maryland and Maryland Coalition of Families for selecting our student’s artwork as the face of the Children’s Mental Health Matters! campaign. Like/follow us on Facebook and Twitter to discover other ways our students are celebrating Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week!
The Foundation Schools’ annual benefit was held on Thursday, March 30 at The University of Maryland Riggs Alumni Center. The event raised vital funds and awareness of the impact The Foundation Schools has on students’ lives. This year’s program featured Rajon Jackson, an alumnus of The Foundation School of Montgomery County. This video, created by […]
Please join us at our 2017 Benefit as we “Build a Foundation to Empower the Future” with an exciting silent auction, special guests, student performances, fantastic student art and more! Sponsorship opportunities available on our sponsor page. Please contact Kelli Kunert at email@example.com or 301-881-0078 for more information. For contributions of $500 or more, donors are eligible to receive Maryland […]
Friends of The Foundation Schools, Save the date for The Foundation Schools 2017 Benefit and plan to join us as we “Build a Foundation to Empower the Future!” with an exciting silent auction, special guests, student performances, fantastic student art and more! Please contact Kelli Kunert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-881-0078 for more information. Sponsorship opportunities available on our […]
This time of year can be particularly difficult for our students and families in need, as more than 80 percent live below the poverty line. However, we have the power the brighten their holidays by supporting the 2016 TFS Holiday Drive! For a list of drop-off locations, please email Sara Beegoo at SBeegoo@foundationschools.org To download and share […]
#EmpowertheFuture success of our students with emotional and behavioral disabilities by providing them with career and college opportunities and resources through the *Career Connections program! Will you help? More than 80 percent of The Foundation Schools students from across the greater Washington area live in poverty, but today you can bridge the gap to ensure […]
Click HERE to download the official flyer Click HERE to download the donation form You can donate online by visiting: https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?cid=4775 (Select “Foundation Links” as the program area as the Drive is coordinated through this program for students who lack basic needs and therapeutic support) Thank you for your support of our students!
** 9/9/16 Event Update from CaribUnited** Equinox September 2016 Event: It is with the greatest sadness that due to unforeseen circumstances we have to cancel this year’s Equinox “The Formal All-Inclusive” event. All who had made advance purchases for the event will receive a full refund. This cancellation without a doubt is a sad moment […]
“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. John Meeks, the Founder of The Foundation Schools. He passed away at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Meeks, the inspiration and founder of The Foundation Schools, was devoted to the mission of our programs and a champion of the students we serve. He left behind a […]
On June 23, The Foundation School of Montgomery County commencement speaker and alumni, Rajon Jackson, reflected on his time at The Foundation Schools by commending the staff for not letting him internalize the negativity which surrounded him. “I was labeled the bad kid, a trouble maker and not smart…So, since I heard those things all the time I […]