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Support Our South Florida Youth

Help change the destiny of foster children and youth from underserved communities

The Albert Wilson Foundation

The Albert Wilson Foundation is a charity founded by Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson to enrich the lives of children in foster care (he, too, came up through the foster care system). It strives to change the destiny of foster children and break the cycle of abuse, neglect and abandonment. With an average of 40-60% of foster youth identifying as Black or Hispanic, the Foundation also serves as a voice and an agent of change dedicated to raising awareness for social justice and racial inequalities. The Foundation not only works to support youth during their transition in and out of foster care, but also provides a platform for transitioning youth to learn about legal rights, laws and social issues impacting people of color. Its goal is to provide scholarships to those wishing to continue their education outside the state of Florida, in addition to rewarding youth who continue to excel in the classroom and extracurriculars, despite all obstacles and circumstances.

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The Albert Wilson Foundation was founded on the principles of giving back to the youth in the community. As a foundation, we set out to instill the following:

Feasibility

The major focus of The Albert Wilson Foundation is to inspire our youth to believe that there is a broad spectrum of possibilities in their futures.

Responsibility

The Albert Wilson Foundation will influence our youth to set goals and successfully commit and more importantly achieve them.

Interpersonal Skills

The Albert Wilson Foundation wants to develop the skills needed to effectively communicate and interact which will ultimately lead to better relationships.

Support

The Albert Wilson Foundation is committed to providing a strong positive support system in order to guide our youth toward an optimistic future.

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Life Skills & Leadership Day

In recognition of Foster Care Awareness Month, the Albert Wilson Foundation launched an annual Life Skills & Leadership Day, which will take place each year in May. The program debuted in 2021 in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, NESTRE Performance, LeAD Sports & Health Tech Partners, and Miami Dolphins.

AWF’s Life Skills & Leadership Day consisted of two panels, a special Shark Tank-like entrepreneurship contest and breakout sessions related to financial literacy, community resources and work programs.

 

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