Worthdays focuses on these three main areas:
That these children consistently have opportunities to feel successful and ‘normal’ through hobbies and activities that they enjoy.
That every child impacted by the child welfare system in our country is celebrated on the important days of their lives surround by those who unconditionally love them
And that our community is aware of and engaged in meeting the needs of the foster care system.
Worthdays is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Richmond, Virginia whose mission is to ensure that children and youth impacted by the foster care system know that they are important, worthy and celebrated.
Through the excitement of celebrating children on the important days of their lives, we hope to engage our community in a way that will raise awareness and increase positive outcomes for the foster care system! At the end of the day, this system is broken. There is much work to be done to improve the outcomes for the children faced with this system. In the meantime, we believe that one of the most universal needs of all children and youth is to feel wanted and worthy. And we believe that this is an issue we can tackle.
% OF YOUTH WHO AGE OUT OF FOSTER CARE
Virginia ranks worst among all the states in the percentage of youth who leave foster care at 18 without being reunified with their family or adopted
% OF CHILDREN WAITING TO BE ADOPTED
Virginia's children in foster care are waiting to be adopted.
% OF CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
Virginia's children in foster care living in a group home, treatment center or independent living program
% OF FOSTER CARE KIDS WHO EARN A DEGREE
Kids in foster care who earn a college degree.