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Family and Children's Service
Family & Children's Service (F&CS) has been serving Nashville and other communities across the state since 1943. Its mission is to strengthen families, children, and individuals to achieve self sufficiency, family preservation, and emotional well being. This grant will support portions of counselor's time, support for travel and professional development related to receiving training from the Casey Foundation and travel to work with the youth in the program. It will also provide support for supplies related to the program. 90% out of 40 youth will demonstrate an increased understanding of how to develop resumes, complete job applications, participate in a job interview, create a budget, balance a checkbook, search for/respond to career opportunities and communicate more effectively. 90% out of 40 youth will decrease their feelings of hopelessness towards their future. 85% out of 40 youth will report an increase their level of self-esteem.