Our students are transitioning to their next steps while navigating the challenges the pandemic has created for post-graduation life. Although their emotional disabilities can put them at a disadvantage when entering the competitive workforce, we know with support they can accomplish great things.
We are witnessing the setbacks the pandemic is creating for this generation of emerging adults. Each year, the Career Connections Program develops transition plans for all students 14 years old and up. The program provides vocational training opportunities, financial assistance with college application fees, professional attire for interviews, and assists students to earning their high school diplomas. We are eager to return to pre-pandemic services, such as providing local college tours and offering work-study programs.
With more obstacles than ever during these last two years, we are mobilizing to raise $1,000 to fund our Career Connections Program to help our current seniors as they prepare for graduation, and to be ready to support our students in the new school year. We are truly grateful for your support!
“Career Connections helps us try to get jobs, apply for college, and see what our goals are for when we graduate. They help us get ready for the real world.” -Student, The Foundation Schools
It’s with great honor that we invite you to join us in congratulating The Foundation Schools Graduating Class of 2022! Starting at the beginning of their journeys, each student arrived at The Foundation Schools with unique social and emotional struggles that prevented them from being able to succeed in their home school. Today, they are […]
Retirement Message from our Director of Communications and Development
Supporters of The Foundation Schools, For 32 years I have had the honor and privilege of witnessing the courage and determination of our students and our staff. Although it is a difficult decision, I have decided to retire from my position as Director of Communications and Development. My last day will be the most important […]
Promoting Children’s Mental Health this May
During the pandemic, 55% of children felt sad, depressed, or unhappy. To let them know you care you can become a champion for mental health by participating alongside The Foundation Schools and the Maryland campaign Children’s Mental Health Matters! For over 20 years, the Maryland Health Association and Maryland Coalition of Families have partnered with […]
Incentivizing our Students
Maintaining good grades can be a challenge for students struggling with an emotional disability, financial insecurity, and other obstacles that create barriers to their success. Distance learning impacted our students’ ability to re-engage and focus in the classroom. Luckily, our PBIS system is here to help! Positive behavior interventions and supports is a multi-tiered framework […]