Jan. 14, 2016, 9:23 a.m.

Southmountain Teen Learns Important Life Skills!

Brandon, a teenager living at our Foster Community, turned 18 years old on December 1st! At 18, Brandon could have chosen to leave the Foster Community and live on his own; but instead, he chose to stay with his house parents on campus where he is learning some important skills that he will need to live on his own. Brandon is a senior in high school and is maintaining good grades, while working a part time job at Jersey Mikes. He was able to save $1,400 from his summer job which he used to pay for half of his first car. The LINKS program, North Carolina’s Foster Care Independence Program, will pay the other half. LINKS provides services and resources to all youth ages 16 to 21 who are in foster care or have aged out of foster care.
Brandon’s foster parents, Tim and Kelsey Webb have done an outstanding job teaching Brandon to save money, and have supported him in working a part time job so he can learn the skills that he will need to live on his own! Great job Brandon, Kelsey and Tim!