The AFFCF funds a variety of social, athletic, and educational activities for foster children that are not otherwise funded by the state or other programs. Over the past 12 months, the AFFCF has invested more than $114,000.00 in statewide swimming lessons for foster children. The AFFCF has eight favorite swim lesson partners that offer discounts on private and semi-private swim lessons to homestay children at 16 locations in Arizona.
“When you’re a foster kid, it seems like everyone around you knows it. When they put on their little bathing suits and jump in a pool with other kids at Hubbard Family Swim, they feel like a ‘normal’ kid for that amount of time during the week,” said Kris Jacober, CEO of the AFFCF. Through AFFCF, each child can only participate in one fully-funded activity at a time, but learning to swim is the exception. If a child wishes to participate in both basketball and swimming lessons, the AFFCF will fully cover both.
“Learning to swim and behave safely around a pool is an important experience for everyone, and we are happy to support these lessons for children living in difficult circumstances,” said Paul Sim, Vice President of Pivot-Solar Breeze. “Every child deserves the opportunity to have fun in a swimming pool and to learn how to do it safely.” Drowning is the single leading cause of accidental death for children ages one to four and 3,500 will likely drown this year in the United States alone.
Ariel works around the clock to skim the surface of the pool, relieving owners and pool professionals of manual skimming. The robot sells for $628.00 and customers can enjoy $100.00 off when using code ‘heyariel’ at checkout. To learn more about Ariel by Solar-Breeze, visit www.solar-breeze.com. To learn more about the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation and to apply for swimming lesson funding, visit https://www.affcf.org/.
About Ariel by Pivot-Solar Breeze
templePivot-Solar Breeze is the maker of Ariel, an autonomous pool skimming robot. Ariel produces clean swimming pools by combining the power of solar energy and smart technology to elegantly skim the surface of a swimming pool collecting debris. After placing the Ariel unit in the pool and turning it on, it works effortlessly around the clock to remove dirt, leaves, pollen, dust, hair, oil and more before the debris does not break down and sink to the bottom. Ariel owners benefit from a net-free world, less bacteria and algae growth, fewer filtration and sanitizing needs, and less pool pump run time. Pivot-Solar Breeze is dedicated to presenting swimming pool professionals with a panel line of advanced, eco-friendly pool care solutions. Leveraging patented technology in solar-powered robotic pool accessories, its market presence spans 48 states and 20 countries.
About Friends of Arizona Foster Children
The Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating positive childhood experiences for young people in foster care and preparing them for successful adult life through programs and scholarships. The AFFCF began in 1983 with a donation of less than $30, which enabled a young boy to take flute lessons. Since this first act, the AFFCF has awarded more than 70,000 awards totaling more than $13 million children placed in foster care Arizona. AFFCF-funded awards include athletic registration and equipment, tuition, summer camp, prom dresses, tutoring, apartment fit-outs and more. AFFCF’s Keys to Success program provides career development, educational support and employment services for young people aged 16-24 coming out of foster care. The AFFCF Post-Secondary Scholarship Program funds scholarships for young people attending colleges, universities, and vocational training programs. To support this important work for the more than 13,000 children currently in Arizona host family, visit www.affcf.org.
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