With the help of our sponsors and donors to our volunteers and partnerships, we have been able to do great things this year.
We have helped many local foster children of elementary ages attend summer camps, soccer, Pop Warner football, BoyScout camp, swim classes, Karate, dance classes, and music classes. We’ve even been able to help some local high school students with much needed tutoring. In addition, we provided over 60 foster children in the North County San Diego and Temecula/Murrieta areas with backpacks and school supplies to start off their school year in the right direction.
Thanks to your donations and support, these children are able to attend activities that are their passion and help them experience some “normal” in their lives. With your continued support we can help more children in need receive these vital services every day.
Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do to support Inspire Kidz!
More children are entering foster care in the early years of life when brain growth and development are most active. During the first 3 to 4 years of life, the anatomic brain structures that govern personality traits, learning processes, and coping with stress and emotions are established, strengthened, and made permanent. If unused, these structures waste away. The nerve connections and neurotransmitter networks that are forming during these critical years are influenced by negative environmental conditions, including lack of stimulation, child abuse, or violence within the family. It is known that emotional and cognitive disruptions in the early lives of children have the potential to impair brain development.
(PEDIATRICS Vol. 106 No. 5 November 2000, pp. 1145-1150 AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS:Developmental Issues for Young Children in Foster CareCommittee on Early Childhood, Adoption and Dependent Care)