Foster & Banks Walk in Faith Foundation is extremely
exciting, yet necessary, in that not only can the organization exist and
cohabitate with other non-profit and for-profit organizations in this space to
improve social services for people in need, but it also provides additional
resources and more targeted programs and services to a highly underserved demographic
of children, adolescents, and young adults considered to be “at-risk”, and
those with developmental or learning disabilities.
The Core of the Foundation is its 'Walk N Faith Go Green Initiative'. Programs will encompass youth training which will encourage environmental awareness, responsibility & accountability where they live, worship, work & play . Although the Foundation will offer many other supportive programs, outreach, and services, all programs will have elements to promote its 'Walk N Faith Go Green Initiative'.
Foster & Banks Walk
in Faith Foundation will offer an umbrella of services and support to children and their
families through five specialized initiatives
& Banks "Walk in Faith Disabilities Center” – will provide support and
services for children and adolescents identified as “at-risk” or those that
have a developmental and/or learning disability.
Little Bit of Hope” Crisis and Outreach Center - will provide services and
support for children and adolescents that have experienced a life changing
crisis or who are identified as a part of an “at-risk” population.
Me a Voice” Speech and Language Therapies Clinic - will offer programs and
support tailored to meet the needs of children with disabilities who suffer
from speech and language deficiencies.
“Healthy Choices for Life” Wellness Consultation Center - will offer
programs and services to support the health and wellness of children and
adolescents who are at-risk or suffering from a developmental or learning
“Creating Meaningful Connections” Learning and Career Center - will provide
access to educational programs and career services to promote knowledge and
skill acquisition for children, adolescents, young adults and families.
School-Based Programs, Workshops & Services
currently working with two inner city LAUSD schools:
One of our
primary goals is to connect with various programs throughout Los Angeles County
to help promote quality youth and family programs as well as help bridge the
gap parents’ face in locating and accessing support for themselves and their
Under the 'Walk N Faith Go Green' Initiative,
Foundation created an After School Youth Earth Club to promote environmental awareness, responsibility, and accountability through lessons and activities in the areas of: Recycling, Energy
Conservation, Trash Reduction, School Beatification, and Charitable works. We also have a Book
Club that targets reading literacy & comprehension, speech and social &
interpersonal skills with elements of environmental training. Also offered are: tutoring, mentoring,
and a music workshop.
Our specialized tutoring is designed to improve skills and capitalize on strengths, while music
classes stimulate individuality and creativity, and workshops like
self-esteem building & mentoring foster the confidence needed for youth
to be successful in the community.
The Foundation also offers programs like
adult support groups, family game nights, and other programs for the families
of these children to help create more positive and functional family systems.Each program brings environmental care into the mix with activities, lessons, and handouts.
'Walk N Faith Go Green' Youth Environmental Training Program
Program Mission: To educate, inspire and empower schools, students, teachers, parents, and the
broader community to care for the environment and to 'go green' where they live, worship, work, and play.
Program Vision: We hope to educate, inspire, and empower underprivileged youth and families in inner cities and low income communities to instill Environmental
awareness, responsibility, and accountability.
About the Program: The Program was
created by Foster & Banks Walk in Faith Foundation in Los Angeles County in the Spring of 2012. It was implemented into two inner city schools in the Fall of 2012 using several resources including curriculum and information obtained by Grades of Green(gradesofgreen.org).
Program Overview: There several
initiatives that represent categories for over 20 'Walk N Faith Go Green' activities to
be implemented throughout the course of the program:
1. Environmental Education
2. Waste Reduction
3. Environmental Safety (earthquake/fire education & preparedness) 4. Native/Community Gardening 5. Clean Air
6. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
7. Go Green Community Outreach 8. Water & Energy Conservation 9. Accountability Green 10. Green Responsibility
Foster & Banks Walk In Faith Foundation will:
1. Introduce the 'Walk N Faith Go Green' Youth Environmental Training Program to the teachers, staff, students, parents and
2. We will establish a Community Earth Club as an ongoing activity to educate, inspire and to engage
students in environment care, various activities, projects, and
3. Maintain the integrity and purpose for the 'Walk N Faith Go Green' Youth Environmental Training Program through
active recruitment of Volunteers and Community Members.
4. Monitor and evaluate the 'Walk N Faith Go Green' Youth Environmental Training Program monthly for effectiveness and impact.
To open student's mind to provoke a change in attitude towards the environment for life. 2. To encourage environmental advocacy as second-nature in students. 3. To build awareness in students’ that their small actions
make a huge difference to the environment. 4.
To empower students with knowledge to increase opportunities for environmental care and responsibility. 5.
To Reduce e-waste and toxic materials in the community. 6. To increase participation with community wide recycling among
students and their families. 7.
To stimulate cohesion and cooperation between schools, students, families, teachers and the
This year round program will serve to fulfill the mission and vision of Foster & Banks Walk in Faith Foundation as well as to introduce the 'Walk N Faith Go Green' Youth Environmental Training Program to help establish a relationship with students, teachers families and
Budlong Elementary School Earth Club
The opening activity will be to establish a StudentEarth Club & Book Club on the School Campus for students interested in helping
the environment followed by the following activities throughout the school year:
'Go Green' E-Waste Drive 'Trash Free Tuesdays' Clean Yard, Clean School In-Class Recycling School wide Assemblies Go Green Super Hero Classroom Gardening Campus Organic Gardening Composting 101 Energy & Water Savers
Budlong Elementary School & Lou Dantzler Preparatory Charter Elementary School Book Club
‘Rock the School’ Motivational Tour
Foundation has implemented its Motivational Program, ‘Rock the School’ Motivational Tour.
brings together businesses, entrepreneurs, speakers, motivators, entertainers,
and more to bring a motivational assembly to local elementary, middle, &
high schools. The goal is to bring
information & resources to students to support, encourage & motivate them
on their journey to becoming healthy, positive, successful members of their
Annual Resource & Recycling Day
Foundation hosts an annual 'GO GREEN' Resource & Recycling Day that is free and open
to members of Los Angeles County to promote environmental awareness and responsibility.