SPIRIT OF SUCCESS INSTITUTE (SOSI)
providing long-term residential support to young adults
LIFE AFTER FOSTER CARE
At 18, young men and women in foster care are often left with nowhere to go, and are void of the resources skill set needed to live independently.
Born out of the desire to build community and offer real resources for success to young adults, 4KIDS Spirit of Success Institute (SOSI) exists to guide young men and women as they transition out of foster care and into independence. SOSI offers a 2-year Transitional Independent Living residential program.
REAL SOLUTIONS FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Since its start in 2005, SOSI has served over 180 residents. Today, SOSI consists of 2 homes for young men and 2 homes for young women in Broward County. Each home consists of 4 residents and 2 Residential Advisors (RA). RA’s are there for guidance, accountability, and community—in fact, some of our RA’s are former SOSI residents!
SOSI residents gain confidence to transition into independence through completing their GED or furthering their education, gaining employment skills, as well as completing career development resources and internships, life skills classes, and financial management training. Most importantly, residents develop relationships and connections with staff and volunteers who help guide and mentor them in successful living.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
“Today, 10 years after I became a part of SOSI, I should have been in jail, I should have been in the club, I should have been doing many other things … but God has faithfully redeemed my life, He is merciful, He is faithful, and He is also a father to us.” Francisco Nelson
“When I first came to SOSI I had just aged out of foster care and I had just come out of a really bad experience of being hurt. I knew that there was a bigger purpose for me than where I was, I just didn’t know how to get there and I didn’t have the right people to lead and guide me. I am forever grateful for SOSI!” Shantia Cross
“We need people like you to speak hope into lives like mine.” Jarrett Trotter
For more information about 4KIDS Independent Living Program please email De Kelly.
For more information, please email info@4KIDSofsfl.org.