PoP 127 | Surfing, Foster Care, and Hulu an interview with Guided Good Founder Janet Wood

 

You’re newly divorced, working with kids in foster care, and you want to learn Spanish: What do you do?

Janet Wood moved out of the country for three months. Hear her story about launching the non-profit Guided Good that helps adults leaving foster care to have life changing experience abroad.

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PoP Culture Meet Janet Wood

Janet Wood Greater GoodJanet uses powerful conversations and culture shock to get people unstuck and help them shift into a vibrant life with purpose.

She is a Transformational Coach and recently founded the non-profit Guided Good which works to empower foster youth aging out of the system to serve an international community in need. They are currently working to raise the funds to take their first trip with 6 foster kids this Fall 2016 to either Nicaragua or Guatemala in order to help shift perspective and provide hope for a better future.

Here’s what she says:

“We believe that foster youth, specifically ages 18-26, are a demographic that is often forgotten. In most states, they are aged out of the system at age 18 with little to no real preparation for the challenges that adulthood brings. Within 18 months, 40-50% of foster youth become homeless or unemployed. 71% of young women are pregnant by age 21. This is a crucial period in their lives in which we have the power to make a huge difference.

I am passionate about the healing that can happen when we put ourselves in situations where we are forced to serve someone less fortunate than ourselves. Which is why I believe these three things are so powerful: SERVICE, CULTURAL IMMERSION, and MENTORSHIP. We plan to utilize these three things to create powerful life changing experiences for at-risk and foster youth in need.”

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