PC President Appointed to AFFCF Board

Friday, March 8, 2024
Dr. Kimberly Britt headshot and the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation 40-year logo

Phoenix College (PC) President Dr. Kimberly Britt was recently appointed to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF) Board

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation creates opportunities to build self-esteem and empower children and youth in foster care by funding services to enrich their life experiences and ensure their successful transition to adulthood.

As a former foster youth herself, Dr. Britt is driven to help students escape poverty, defy the statistics, and overcome hurdles students see for themselves and the ones that their experiences place on them.

“AFFCF’s mission aligns with my passion and personal journey, and I am honored to serve on their Board. Together, we can improve outcomes for foster youth across Arizona.” – Dr. Kimberly Britt, Phoenix College President 

In her first year as PC President, Dr. Britt founded Britt’s BEARS – Brave, Extraordinary, and Resilient Students – to support foster youth through coaching and mentoring alongside social and cultural experiences. The connections made during these experiences build a sense of belonging, which studies show is critical to student and foster youth success. 

AFFCF was developed by individuals and professionals across Arizona to help offset some of the injustices foster youth encounter by giving youth in foster care as normal a lifestyle as possible during their time in foster care.

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation granted its first award in 1984 to an eight-year-old in Prescott, Arizona, to take flute lessons. Since then, AFFCF has granted more than $15.6M in funding, serving nearly 81,000 children all over Arizona.

Dr. Britt joins the Development Committee to enhance partnerships and support for AFFCF. 

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