#HandstandforFosterKids Challenge

Every day children and teens enter Wisconsin’s foster care system. Their lives have turned upside down. They come as infants, toddlers, part of a sibling group, or a teen in need of a safe place. And they need your help: they need more foster families who can care for them—for a short time, or for a lifetime—and help turn their lives around.

This May, the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families is issuing the #HandstandForFosterKids Challenge, hoping to raise awareness for the need for more foster parents in every county and community. Here’s how you can participate:

  • Prepare: Practice your handstand skills or recruit a friend or family member to help.
  • Record: Before you turn yourself upside down, be sure you are recording your #HandstandForFosterKids. Call out three or more people who you are challenging to do a handstand and help raise even more awareness for the need for more foster homes.
  • Stand on your hands! (Or your head if you prefer!)
  • Upload: Post your video or photo for all to see on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter. Be sure to use the hashtag #HandstandForFosterKids and tag those you are challenging, as well as @coalitionforcyf.

NOTE: Can’t do a handstand? That’s okay! Simply use a photo of yourself that has been turned upside down!

Some suggestions/samples of text to accompany your post:

  • For a child entering foster care, it can seem like the whole world has turned upside down. Foster parents can help turn their lives around. We need more foster families in every county & community. Learn more at fosterparentsrock.org. #handstandforfosterkids @coalitionforcyf
  • I’m turning upside down to help raise awareness of the need for more foster families in every county and community. Learn how you can turn lives around as a foster parent at fosterparentsrock.org! #handstandforfosterkids @coalitionforcyf
  • Join me in raising awareness for the need for more foster parents in every county and community! Turn a life around for a child in care; get started at fosterparentsrock.org. #handstandforfosterkids @coalitionforcyf
  • I’m doing a #HandstandForFosterKids! Join me in raising awareness about the need for more foster families in our community. I challenge @person1, @person2 and @person3. Let’s see it & learn more at fosterparentsrock.org. @coalitionforcyf
  • Here I am turning a life around by doing a #HandstandForFosterKids! You too can help turn lives around by driving awareness for the need for more foster families. Visit fosterparentsrock.org & @coalitionforcyf. I challenge @person1, @person2 and @person3 to show me your handstands within 3 days.
  • FOR OTHER ORGANIZATIONS / BUSINESSES: Our @BusinessCompanyNameHere teammates are all doing a #HandstandForFosterKids! We challenge @business1, @business2 & @business3 to join us in helping drive awareness for the need for more foster families in our community. Visit FosterParentsRock.org & @coalitionCYF for more details. Turn a life around!