Being a virtual mentor for a child in the foster care system

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Being a virtual mentor for a child in the foster care system

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Another really great way to support a foster child or a foster teen would be to become a virtual mentor which would mean that with as little as one electronic communication per week such as a text, an e-mail, a phone call, a Skype, or even a Facebook note, you can support a teen who is trying to start his or her life as young adult either through higher education or through getting a job and one of the things that i have learn in this area from both the research and talking to former foster children is that one of the most important factors in there life that have help them to become successful is having one caring adult in there life.

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Jeanne K. Pritzker

Founder, Foster Care Counts

Jeanne K. Pritzker is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Foster Care Counts, a California nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of current and former foster children.  A successful businesswoman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Jeanne was educated at the University of Michigan (BA 1982, French and Psychology), Northwestern University (MBA 1986, Finance and Accounting) and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Psy.D. expected 2013, Clinical Psychology).Jeanne started her professional career in the finance world, where her experience included commercial lending, investment banking and entertainment finance. She went on to found and run Splurge, Inc., a producer of healthy snack foods, and The Bag Lady Inc., stimulating microfinance in Asia through importing straw bags made by tsunami victims.Her noteworthy academic and professional successes notwithstanding, Jeanne's greatest satisfaction has come from her personal and philanthropic activities. The proud mother of seven children (including one foster child), she is an outspoken advocate, and a matchless contributor and fundraiser, for foster care and social justice causes. Jeanne is a woman on a mission: to improve the foster care system and to help current and former foster children, as well as her own children, to lead happy, successful, and productive lives.

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