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Project to help foster children launches



Specialists in the SOS Values for Our Children program understand the unique needs of children in foster care and how to effectively communicate essential values such as friendship, honor, justice and tolerance in real-world situations.

By The Star Staff


Adopta Ahora Inc. announced on Wednesday the official launch of its “SOS Values for Our Children” project, a comprehensive intervention that will take place through October, and that will impact young people and children from 25 foster homes in Puerto Rico.


“This project is designed to equip children and youth in foster care with the tools necessary to develop as strong and respectable individuals,” Sylvia Villafañe, president and founder of Adopta Ahora Inc., said in a written statement.


SOS Values for Our Children stands out for the quality of its workshops and the experience of the experts in charge. Program specialists understand the unique needs of children in foster care and effectively communicate essential values such as friendship, honor, justice and tolerance in real-world situations.


The workshops will provide participants with the necessary skills to apply those values in their daily lives, seeking to make a meaningful difference in their future and facilitating a smoother transition into an adoptive family or independent living.


This year, Adopta Ahora Inc. is collaborating for the first time with Project LEAD, a legal education program for children and adolescents created by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Los Angeles and offered in Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Justice. In the program, children will learn about the criminal justice system and the importance of its decisions.


“SOS Values for Our Children is more than a set of workshops; it is a life intervention that has the potential to transform the lives of these young people,” Villafañe noted.


The project is supported by DDB Latina Puerto Rico, McConnell Valdés, Dewey University, educators, social workers and health professionals. More information about the project and other initiatives of Adopta Ahora Inc. can be obtained by sending an email to adopta@adoptaahorapr.org.

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