Milton Foster Children’s Fund/The Hanger Events

Please contact Jill at for more information or to register for events.

Teen Life Skills Programs

Think Big. Start Small. Act Now.

This fun, interactive, hands-on workshop was designed to help teens realize what they are capable of as leaders, risk-takers, and life-changers. The workshop will be taught by volunteers who will be incorporating games and activities from After School University, Empowerment Mentoring program, and the John Maxwell Team Leadership Game. It takes place Saturday, August 4 from 1:00 – 2:30 or from 3:00 – 4:00 PM at the CASA office.

Baking Class – Homemade Cupcakes and Frosting

On August 6 from 5:30 – 7:00, teens can join us for this tasty class. Entry is through the Hanger and the class will be downstairs. 12 teens max, so please RSVP to Jill at

Art Class – Creative Vellum Portraits

Use your imagination to create a self-portrait that is completely YOUnique! Using an 8×10 picture of yourself, you will cut part of the picture off and use vellum paper to make a new part of you. this takes place on Saturday, August 11 from 1-2 PM or from 2-3 PM.

Entrepreneurial Classes and a Teen-Run Vendor Show at the CASA office

Using the “Be Entrepreneurial” curriculum by Junior Achievement, teens will learn how to write a business plan, target customers, marketing, ethics in business, and more! Classes will be on Saturdays 1-3 at the CASA office: August 25, September 8, September 22, and October 6. Please plan on attending all four sessions as the classes build on each other. Each class will include a 30 min section on using the skills from that day to plan a vendor show at the CASA office, which will include how to plan, market, and execute the event from beginning to end! This will be a great way to build a resume and learn creative, customer service, and logistical skills, and even make some money in the form of gift cards. Meetings for planning the show will continue on past the entrepreneurial classes, dates TBD. The vendor show will be at the CASA office on Saturday, November 10th.

Senior Pictures

Free Senior Pictures for teens in foster care who would like pictures for their senior year/GED. Dates and more information to follow but please send Jill C. names of teens who will need pictures for the 2018-19 academic year.

Monday Hours for The Hanger 

The Hanger will be open the first and third Monday of each month from 5-7pm!

Guitar Lessons

Summer Guitar Lessons will be on the first and third Mondays of each month. We do have guitars for students to use to practice! Lessons will resume again weekly beginning in September.

Foster Teen Volunteers Needed to Work at The Hanger

Shifts take place once a month on Saturdays from 1-4pm. Build your resume and get a $10 gift card. Apply at The Hanger today!

Interested in summer camps/activities? Register Now!

Camps are already filling up, so be sure to find a camp your teen would like to attend and apply for MFCF funding soon, which may cover the full cost. We have ongoing partnerships with Camp Shady Brook, Eagle Lake Camp, and Camp Jackson for overnight camps. Make it a great summer!

Drivers Ed

Drivers Ed and driving experience is a crucial skill for teens, especially those who will be emancipating, and we have partnered with Master Drive to provide different opportunities. MFCF funding may be available by applying here.

  • 2 full hours of training with a driving coach at the Master Drive Driving Range Facility. These 2 hours are very concentrated with many repetitions. Your student will learn car control and precision, how to brake in crisis situations without losing control, and the dynamics of a 4,000 pound vehicle in motion. – $150
  • Rental car from Master Drive if you do not have access to a vehicle for this class – $100
  • The 30 hour online Drivers Ed class – $74

Other Opportunities

Puppy Party

Come spend an hour partying with puppies at the National Mill Dog Rescue! There is a max of 10 teens per party and participants will be on a first come, first serve basis. NMDR has requested that everyone who attends love puppies! This takes place at the National Mill Dog Rescue at 5335 J D Johnson Road, Peyton, CO 80831 on Tuesday, July 31 from 1-2 PM or 2-3 PM.

Back to School Extravaganza

Join us at the Hanger for a back to school blowout! We will have fashion, hair, and make-up experts on site to give great tips, study and test-taking help, school supplies, food, music, and more. Go back to school in style and ready to rock this year. This party is on Friday, August 10 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

Jill Cheetham
Milton Foster Children’s Fund Manager and Special Events Planner
719.447.9898 x1026

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