Each morning, nearly 9,000 children in foster care in Washington State wake up to unfamiliar surroundings. In foster care, they are safe from physical harm and dangerous neglect, but they are far from out of the woods socially, emotionally, and academically. Trauma and loss, changes in homes and schools, and emotional upheaval cause them to perform worse than their peers on every academic measure.
At Treehouse, it’s believed all kids deserve the opportunity to pursue their dreams. They are committed to providing youth in foster care with the academic and other essential support they need to graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers with a plan for their future. That’s why NuHope Street has chosen this life-changing organization to be its beneficiary for Run the Mountain on September 23.
When you register for Run the Mountain, you help level the playing field for youth in foster care. Together, we are building a road to hope and possibility for our kids, toward the bright future they equally deserve.