You Are Invited!

New Foundations Home for Children began in 1974 by Judge Mike Glenn to create a safe and nurturing environment for children who had been removed from their families or faced juvenile incarceration. With the community’s help, the Anderson Youth Authority was born. Since that time, the agency has been known by several names, but its mission has always been the same, to Do Whatever It Takes to Secure the Future of Children and Families.  “It is hard to believe 50 years have passed since justice Glenn’s vision became reality,” comments Steve Dean, CEO. And his wonderment comes from experience. His association with the agency began as one of those juveniles facing the justice system the agency was tasked to help. As Justice Glen has often remarked, he didn’t realize he was giving a young Steve Dean a lifetime sentence!

As Steve was working his way through various positions within New Foundations, the agency was serving thousands of children and families from across the State and gaining a stellar reputation with the various state departments who placed children and families in its programs.

New Foundations has kept a low profile in the community but 50th year plans include a more visible presence, especially in the Upstate. “There has never been a more critical time for the public to recognize foster care needs in the State,” explained Evette Powers, Director of Quality Assurance. “Families and facilities are overwhelmed trying to provide the care and therapeutic treatment required to make the next generation of youth able to navigate the world.”

To start its 50th year celebrations, there is a kick-off event at the Standridge Road facility in Anderson. The public is invited to hear more about the past and plans for the future as we Reflect – Celebrate – and Anticipate.  “The public can make such a lasting impact on the future of their communities,”  Ms. Powers reiterated. It is hoped that this anniversary will shine a spotlight on New Foundations Home for Children’s programs and foster care needs across the State.

4 days and 3 nights at the The Honey Hole Cabin

A mountain getaway to enjoy everything the upcountry wilderness has to offer. The Honey Hole Cabin, located on the Little Eastatoee Creek in the beautiful Eastatoee Valley in upstate South Carolina sits next to a creek and in front of the mountains! The Eastatoee Valley is a serene place, surrounded by 50,000+ acres of beautiful public land, including the Jocassee Gorges, forests, rivers, waterfalls, and more.  Perfect for a nature getaway!

6 tickets to City Scape Winery’s Winemaker’s Behind the Scenes tour including a 1.5 hour guided tour of the vineyards and production areas, a glass of wine, and souvenir wine glass to take home.

NASCAR Driver for a day!

Enjoy a package for two that provides classroom training AND the ability to drive real NASCAR Monster Energy Cup cars on a professional superspeedway track (Atlanta or Charlotte Motor Speedways).

There is no lead car to follow and no instructor riding with you. Personal racing instructors communicate with you using 2-way radio racing electronics, as well as be your spotter, coaching you during the racing sessions and helping you achieve fast speeds safely. Passing is allowed — pass the slower cars as you catch them, putting the pedal to the metal and seeing if you have what it takes to be a NASCAR driver!

Family photos are so precious! 

Bid on an hour photo session with Ashleigh Coker and receive full access to all edited photos!