FAWL in Love with GAL – Forging Their Future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” -John C. Crosby

What is FAWL in Love with GAL?

Every day a teenager ages out of foster care. Mentors can change their lives in as little as 20 minutes a month. Studies show teens with mentors achieve higher educational, economic and social outcomes.

You can be the person who helps and supports them during their journey toward independence.

The FAWL in Love with GAL project is a partnership between the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program and Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) connects FAWL members with older youth in foster care. The FAWL member will mentor the youth as they transition into independence.

Interested in Becoming a FAWL in Love with GAL Mentor? 

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Forging Their Future Training

As part of the FAWL in Love with GAL project, the GAL Program provides a free CLE training for all participants. The courses are available on Free Florida CLE. The series is certified for 7 CLE credits, including 1 bias elimination credit and 2 ethics credits, and certification in Juvenile Law.

The training offered prepares volunteers to form a mentor-mentee relationship with these older youth, enabling them to develop professional and personal relationships with lawyers who will guide them not just the dependency system, but these critical years of their lives.

Forging Their Future Training Materials:

How to Become a Mentor…….

If you are an attorney or law student and want to join FAWL in Love with GAL, please review the Mentor Manual and email the Mentor Questionnaire to Pro Bono Liaison Sara Urban.

For more information email Thomasina Moore or visit our Facebook group.