Foster Career Program

OVERVIEW

Legacy Cares’ Foster Career Program is a dynamic initiative aimed at preparing youth in the foster care system for success in the work force by providing career readiness training and connecting them with employment opportunities in the sports and entertainment industry.

This program empowers at-risk youth in the foster care system to partake in paid internships and curriculum training at Bell Bank Park, the largest sports and entertainment complex in North America. Each teen enrolled in the program will be matched with an instructor/mentor and placed into job roles based on their interests, future career dreams, and unique skillsets.

Our goal is to close the employment opportunity gap and equip teens in foster care with the knowledge necessary to pursue the career of their dreams in the sports and entertainment industry after they exit the system.

WHY

Economic hardship, unstable living situations, and lack of opportunities drive inequity in the workforce. We want to empower at-risk teens in the foster care system and provide them with mentorship, job skills, and employment opportunities that might otherwise be out of reach. Through hard work and perseverance, we believe all youth possess the ability to succeed and thrive post-graduation.

WHO

We welcome all children in the foster care system with a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and hunger for success.

HOW

Teens develop valuable professional skills through career readiness training and then are placed into internship opportunities at Bell Bank Park that may open future doors to full-time employment.

OUR IMPACT
  • Provides teens ages 16-19 in the foster care system with valuable, paid work experience and creates relationships with mentors to inspire career growth while earning money for their family and continuing their education

  • Offers teens critical skills in workplace training settings and a full-time instructor to ensure success in the program and assimilation into the workforce

  • Matches motivated and enthusiastic teens with a wide array of sports and entertainment internships at Bell Bank Park

  • Rewards workplace mentors and instructors with the experience of positively impacting a young person’s life

  • Creates equity by building a diverse, inclusive workforce

  • Enriches the community with engaged and ambitious youth who are committed to both

    academic and career success

  • Cultivates continued career opportunities at Bell Bank Park for teens who successfully

    completed the program and are exiting the foster care system