2020-2021 TASC State Project

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.

See the TASC Website for a list of suggested agencies with whom you can work on this project.