Our foundation provides services and textbook scholarships to college/vocational students who have a disability or disorder. Prospective homeless college students who have never known anything but a transitory lifestyle often strongly believe education provides a way out of their current situation. Whether you help through monetary donations or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you.
We believe children can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Ryan’s Gift of Advocacy, Inc. works to serve families that are homeless and have disabilities by providing advocacy services
Ryan’s Gift of Advocacy, Inc. Our primary goal is to advocate to achieve a higher success and graduation rate for underprivileged families.
RGOA offers advocacy and educational consulting to children residing in group-homes, foster-care and homeless shelters programs designed to help youth gain and practice skills necessary for long-term success. Our group homes are designed to serve youth between the ages of 0 and 22, across a variety of setting opportunities, all designed to fit the needs of each individual youth. RGOA partners with families to support youth coping with disabilities, behavioral, and mental health issues. We provide cutting-edge, goals and advocacy interventions
The nonprofit execution with the first college cohort has been completed. Disabled veteran now receive services that were not in place. The college student who lost both parents now has a full scholarship. All students receive additional services and all four received the scholarships. The first cohort was success with delivering scholarships and advocacy.
RGOA partners with the Putnam Christian Outreach and Family Promise of Gwinnett. During the project execution families with children in homeless shelter and foster-care have educational plans created for the families to make them more successful in school and in the home environment.
IMPROVING THE COMMUNITY
Nationwide, only about half of youth raised in foster care end up finishing high school, and less than 3% graduate from a 4-year college.
Only about 50% graduate from high school
Over 40% of school-aged children in foster care have educational difficulties
About 25% of foster students have a disability, compared to 10% of the general population