About Atlanta Children’s Foundation

THE Village

Atlanta Children’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity with an enduring mission to connect individuals, organizations, and resources to meet the needs of children in foster care. It serves these children through several initiatives, including THE Village, the Crisis Card program, and YE Village.

THE Village is a licensed Child Caring Institution (CCI) that provides room, board and watchful oversight in a residential camp setting. Our therapeutic model is designed to improve the emotional and behavioral outcomes associated with children in foster care. The use of residential camping and experiential learning are designed to improve the character and functioning of children in need of out-of-home placement, teaching them pro-social and adaptive skills.

Our immediate goal is to develop and expand our experiential learning community by partnering with Youth Entrepreneurs (YE) to connect foster youth throughout the Southeastern U.S. The program will be called YE Village. Structured as a youth cooperative, this entrepreneurial program will afford both foster and displaced children an opportunity to join together to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs. The program is based upon the principles of empowerment, education, and community.

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