Cobbled Streets focuses on providing experiences and opportunities for foster children while promoting healthy relationships with adults.
These opportunities take many forms, such as art, sports, equine therapy, and many others, providing transformative experiences for kids in foster care. Best practice and evidence-based research confirms that these activities improve mental health, as well as improve a student’s school attendance, behavior and course completion. They offer youth a chance to meet new friends, coaches and mentors.
Sports promote teamwork, trust and communication, along with character development and confidence. Participation in the arts allows for creative expression, stress management, and improvement in self-esteem. Foster youth, themselves, suggest that activities of all kinds help them deal with sadness and loneliness.
DOCUMENTARY / STORY TELLING
No one can tell the story better than the child who experiences it. Their stories will provide input for the compelling changes necessary in a system that is intended to serve them. A powerful, unique documentary will combine research, stories, and innovations to catalyze national reform.
In Partnership With
We have partnered with Just As Special to build a database of resources for foster families and foster youth. The database will start with Colorado resources and then be built out nationally.
No comprehensive foster care database currently exists. This database will allow organizations to create more effective partnerships, recruit volunteers and mobilize the community to better serve kids.
Find out more about Just As Special online at
THANK YOU TO OUR
ESSENTIAL COMMUNITY PARTNERS!
Cobbled Streets is honored to partner with a variety of Colorado community organizations and businesses in our important work.
By engaging directly with foster parents and foster children,
we can identify the variety of needs common to many foster children, and the kinds of experiences most sought after to address these needs and interests.
Bridging the Gap Program