Youths ages 14-19 who are in foster, adoptive, guardian or kinship homes are invited to a four-day retreat at Lincoln University.
During the "Brace Yourself: Life Skills Retreat," the teenagers will stay in dorms at the university and participate in workshops covering finances, cooking, housing, self awareness, career preparation, human trafficking, mental health, immunity health, basic home and auto repairs, driving skills and self care.
They will have opportunities to learn about entering college, the workforce or the military. The youth will spend evenings with other teenagers, bowling, performing in a talent show or hanging out at nightly bonfires and activities.
The weekend is intended to equip youth with skills to set them up for success and to connect them with peers in similar situations, establishing friendships and support systems.
Multiple community groups are to provide volunteers as 24-hour supervisors and guides for the teenagers.
The event is free and runs July 12-15.
Space is limited. To register, visit mofosteradopt.salsalabs.org/lifeskills and click on "register." Fill out the form, then visit drive.google.com/file/d/1vKJgq8y1_NwMCZGFZods0XZh_JCo6Eyd/view?usp=sharing and fill out a participant waiver.
Both forms must be completed before a participant is registered.