Positive Initiatives for the Community

Lena leads a series of initiatives as co-founder of the non-profit, Kinship Family Initiative. Driven by her personal experience with generations of kinship care in her own family, Lena is dedicated to ensuring children in kinship or foster care feels loved and cherished. Her initiatives reflect this deep commitment:

Arting4You: We collect art supplies and donate them to children in kinship and foster care. Art is an amazing way for children to express themselves during happy and difficult times. 

Embrace Their Roots: To bridge the gap between African American hair products and African American children in foster care and experiencing homelessness by raising awareness, educating caregivers and service providers, and providing resources for proper hair care.

Pages and Pals: An engaging program that pairs reading with companionship, encouraging literacy and providing emotional support to children in care.

Positivity Pouches: Positivity Pouches spread joy and positivity among children. Curated with inspiring tools, they foster self-expression and promote self-love and confidence.

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Beyond these, Lena's passion for empowering the next generation shines through her workshops. She offers:

Creative Writing Workshops: Here, children and young adults discover the joy of storytelling and develop their writing skills, crafting narratives that reflect their unique perspectives.

Entrepreneur Workshops: Lena empowers youths with the tools to turn their dreams into reality, fostering business acumen and a spirit of innovation.

How to Become an Author' Workshops: Aspiring young authors learn the ins and outs of the publishing world, getting a head start on their journey to becoming published writers.

Each of these initiatives is more than a program; they are lifelines that offer support, education, and empowerment. Lena believes in a world where every child, regardless of their circumstances, has access to opportunities that foster growth, joy, and success. Join us in supporting these vital initiatives, and be a part of creating a brighter, more loving future for children in kinship and foster care.