As a social worker, I spent many years helping foster children. Along with the numerous other duties that go along with serving our foster children population, my work included: completing home studies for adoptions, placing children, and training and licensing foster parents. During my years completing these tasks and helping OUR community’s Foster Children through New Hanover County Department of Social Services and other counties, I always noticed how these children never did many of the “normal” activities that other children and I got to do as a child. For example, take piano, take karate classes, go to camps, and so on. But, it went deeper than that … I discovered that most of these children’s emotions were also a level below because they KNEW that these things existed but never could dream to make it reality! When I decided to do a career change from Social Work, I became a REALTOR. The years at the agency had made me wonder, “Why doesn’t anyone donate monies so HAPPY things could change here instead of the usual not-too-happy things for these children?” This is officially when Bobby Jean’s Kids sprang to life!
Bobby Jean Harvey
Encouraging Kids to Dream