ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
The Bianca Foundation is a nonprofit organization 501(c)3 established in 2008 by Niloofar Neman Khalili in honor of her two children, Bianca and Bernard, who lost their lives at a very young age.
Although as parents, we try to instill good values into our children starting at a young age, it is often not enough in this day and age. It's important to know that you don’t have to walk this path alone, and you can lean on The Bianca Foundation to provide your teens with tools to navigate their challenges.
The mission of The Bianca Foundation is to educate and empower our teens by connecting them with licensed coaches and counselors in the school system who will gain confidence and become successful in all areas of their lives.
Many youths in the district grow up in single-parent homes, and many children acquiring their social skills from social media, television or their peers. The lack of social skills and self-awareness often manifests itself in disrespect to others and themselves.
The Bianca Foundation is not just an organization, it is a community that is dedicated to providing valuable and necessary life skills in each and every school system. The onsite counselors at LAUSD are important and offer students a base - Life Skills by Bianca Foundation enhances the core needs offering and mentorship in a daily classroom structured environment. The students receive help and support to learn about life’s challenges, as growing up shouldn't be so hard!
Through working with teens in the schools, we have seen first-hand the need for life skills programs. Our aim is to make our life skills class mandatory at LAUSD, and the entire State of California, and throughout all 50 states.
The Bianca Foundation does more than just focus on one aspect of an individual’s development. The organization has created strong programs with a priority on developing a complete individual. These life skills are critical for every teen as they make their way toward becoming adults and participating in and contributing more to society.
Each year, the enrollment grows with students joining the classes and by taking a one hour session with the program providing the students with lunch and community service needed for their college application.
Adults in need of counseling are encouraged to join an online class arranged for parents.
Each professional counselor and coach is approved by the school with the Bianca Foundation covering all expenses.
Are LA’s school teens receiving the skills and knowledge to face their greatest challenges?
Teens are transitioning to adulthood, while independence, responsibilities, and expectations are increasing. They are faced with conflicting demands involving parents, teachers, friends and social media. Most teens in today’s world need sources to aid in this transition.
That's where The Bianca Foundation comes in; youth coaches work hand in hand with teens to identify their needs, discuss their concerns, and move forward through guidance, patience, and understanding.
The Life Coaching Program is designed to help students thrive and develop positive life skills. The program consists of methods and concepts delivered by a trained and certified Life Coach.
Life Coaching goes beyond youth mentoring or counseling by helping students understand how best to learn at school, be proactive, and exercise personal leadership. The skills that teens learn in the present have an exponential impact on their future. Learning these skills helps students avoid common pitfalls and can drastically influence the upward trajectory of personal fulfillment and success. Learning how to take sustainable steps towards goals, identifying and changing perspectives, and aligning values with action.