HYPE (Helping Young People to Employment) is a job-readiness and financial literacy program was started by Faith Foundation Resources in 2011 as a response to the gap in training that young people receive before entering the workforce. This professional training program teaches youth and young adults ages 16-21. The professional development team conducts an 8-week training program that culminates in each program participant being interviewed for a real job by a hiring manager. HYPE classes are currently offered in Illinois and Michigan. For more information on our upcoming classes and program content, please use the contact form.
Our students are truly taking advantage of the skills learned from participating in the H.Y.P.E. program. Click to view our article of one of the many student success stories, highlighted on ABC News.
Teen Power (HIV Awareness)
Teen Power is FFR HIV and AIDS awareness/prevention program geared toward educating teens, and young adults on HIV prevention through information, role play, and skit. “If Only for One Night” skit looks at teen dating through the eyes of high school students. Using performing arts as a way to bring awareness to foster healthy sexual choices for teens and the young adult community.
The skit addresses how one night of drinking, partying and unprotected sex could change a teenager’s life and future. The future goal of Faith Foundation is to take our “If Only for One Night” play to surrounding colleges and universities to heighten the awareness of this important subject matter.
“Healthy First” Nutrition
We live in a world capable, in principle, of providing a diverse and healthy diet for all, and yet one quarter of its people suffer from frequent hunger and ill health generated by diet that is poor in quality, quantity or both. Another quarter of the world’s population eats too much food, food that is often heavy with calories and low on nutrients (colloquially called “junk food”). R Albritton – Food and Culture: A Reader, 2013. As a result Faith Foundation will work to combat these issues through our Healthy First Program.
The Healthy First Nutrition Program will address access to and affordability of healthy food for children and families affected by the Flint water crisis. The program will educate children, parents, and daycare centers about nutrition through food demonstrations, healthy and affordable shopping tips, lessons on cooking with seasonal produce, and easy and affordable recipes. The program will provide parents with grocery bags full of fresh ingredients and recipes for healthy meals at the end of each 4-week session. These activities will increase participants’ consumption of fruits and vegetables and knowledge of healthy cooking and eating.
The Program will impact children who attend the daycare centers, parents and families of children who attend the daycare centers, and daycare center staff. Families and friends of participants will be impacted as participants promote their easy and healthy recipes on social media at the end of each session. The community will be impacted by learning about healthy food preparation at the Healthy Food Fun Fair.
Faith Foundation Resources is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c) (3) established in 2003. Its Frances Thomas scholarship program objective is the awarding of Frances Scholarship to exceptionally worthy, financially needy, secondary school seniors for their undergraduate college education expense.
The Scholarship Committee selects the recipients after carefully evaluating character, scholastic records, financial need, extra-curricular activities and community service. No scholarship is given to a student unless his or her college has agreed to refrain from reducing its own scholarship grant at the expense of the Youth Foundation’s award.
Faith Foundation Resources encourages young people to establish permanent attitudes of self-reliance, confidence, self-discipline, responsibility, volunteerism, and exemplary character thereby benefiting their own lives, and more importantly, the lives of others. To apply or for more information please contact us via phone or by using the contact form.
Scholarship Guidelines- Application Procedure
What is the Amount of the Individual Scholarship?
Grants have ranged from $500 to $1,000 per year and are renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate scholarship funding at our discretion. Individual scholarship size may fluctuate over time depending upon the size of our endowment.
What does the Application Require?
An applicant’s first and second college choices and an intended course of study must be provided. It further requests SAT/ACT scores, transcripts, class standing, financial statements (including copies of parents’ tax returns), an essay, and two letters of recommendation. Interviews may be required.
What is the deadline for application submission?
February 28, 2017
When does the Foundation award the scholarships?
Applicants are notified of their scholarship awards in late April, or early May. Final decisions with regard to the amount of the award, applicant’s qualifications and choice of college are at the full discretion of Faith Foundation Resources’ Scholarship Committee and its Board of Directors.
Is the application available online?
Yes. You may download the application form here..
If further communication is desired, please write a letter to the address below. Neither emails nor phone calls will be accepted.
Faith Foundation Resources
189-195 154 Street, Suite A
Harvey, IL. 60438