Some Los Angeles Adolescent Foster Kids enjoyed the improv acting exercises held at the Groundlings Theater along Melrose Blvd, on September 13, 2014.
Shurga explained that improv enhances confidence. She added that improv should help foster kids in communicating with adults better.
Barbara Alvarado, Manager of Kidsave’s Weekend Miracle Program, said that the foster kids who frequent their events increase their chances of getting connected to a possible host or adoptive parent because the adults who attend are interested in adopting or hosting older kids.
Kidsave believes that Forster Care is not permanent, and is not what the kids need most. Weekend Miracle is a meet-and greet session between foster kids and interested adults. Kidsave’s goal is to connect children in foster care with caring adults, ideally through adoption or as mentors.
As the event ended, the foster kids left happy and hopeful that the connection established that day, would lead to something permanent.
For interest in hosting a child on weekends, volunteering, or starting a program, contact Barbara Alvarado, at email@example.com