2020-2021 TASC State Service Project
(The TASC Board will adopt the 2021-2022 Project the end of July. ) 

The children and families in the Texas foster system are an incredibly under served community. And this pandemic makes their situation worse as many courts have been closed; resources are more difficult to access; and families are struggling financially and emotionally. Foster Care is the perfect candidate for the TASC State Service Project.  

TASC has the resources to help them

Together we can RESET a child’s life.

2018 Foster Care Statistics for Texas
• 280,911 reported allegations of child abuse/neglect
• 66,382 confirmed abuse/neglect cases
• 17,500 Texas children in foster care
• High school students in foster care have the highest dropout rates and the lowest graduation rates of all comparison student groups.
• Teenage girls in foster care are twice as likely to get pregnant before turning 19 than teen girls not in foster care.

TASC: Reaching, Educating, and Serving
to
Empower and Transform LIVES

Yours in leadership,
Reid Turner, Chloe Williams, Addison Sumbler,
Derek Whitman, Amber Trammel

Goals: Through our 2020-2021 TASC State Service Project, RESET a Child’s Life, TASC seeks...
  • To provide resources for foster children in Texas and the adults who serve them by documenting donations of at least $100,000 in money and supplies.
    - Funds
    - Basic necessities (i.e. food, school supplies, clothing, furniture, infant supplies, etc.)
    - Holiday/birthday supplies and gifts
    - Personal protective supplies, especially masks for children
  • To educate regarding the need and advocate for involvement and contributions by reaching at least 150,000 people
  • To show appreciation for those volunteering and working in foster care programs by providing at least 100 appreciation projects.
  • To volunteer assistance in foster care initiatives by documenting at least 10,000 service hours

How will we measure our efforts...

  • We will add the following fields to the TASC State Service Report:
  • Councils:
    - Amount of funds collected and donated to foster care groups or those that interrupt the pipeline to a need for foster care

    - Value of goods collected and donated to foster care groups or those that interrupt the pipeline to a need for foster care
    - Number of people reached in education or advocacy efforts
    - Number of appreciation projects completed
    - Number of groups with whom the council collaborated in their efforts
    - Number of articles, videos, announcements published in schools, school districts, newspapers, or TV stations, etc.
  •  Districts:
    - Amount of funds collected and donated to foster care groups or those that interrupt the pipeline to a need for foster care
    - Value of goods collected and donated to foster care groups or those that interrupt the pipeline to a need for foster care
    - Number of people reached in education or advocacy efforts
    - Number of appreciation projects completed
    - Number of groups with whom the council collaborated in their efforts
    - Number of articles, videos, announcements published in schools, school districts, newspapers, or TV stations, etc.
  • We will ask that the following data be collected regarding State Events:
    - Amount of funds collected and donated to foster care groups or those that interrupt the pipeline to a need for foster care

    - Value of goods collected and donated to foster care groups or those that interrupt the pipeline to a need for foster care
    - Number of people reached in education or advocacy efforts
    - Number of appreciation projects completed
    - Number of groups with whom the council collaborated in their efforts
    - Number of articles, videos, announcements published in schools, school districts, newspapers, or TV stations, etc.

REMEMBER:

Please make contact with an agency to determine what is needed and how storage can be arranged BEFORE beginning any kind of drive, contacting community groups about partnering on a collection, etc.