Our Story

We began with a single summer camp in 2014 with 37 kids from foster care as Royal Family KIDS Mat-Su. What we saw and experienced hands on with the kids touched us to the core. 

Since then we have pioneered 4 programs serving children and teens in foster care. We are powered annually by dozens of volunteers, 2 office staff and a board of directors. We hope to add more staff soon to expand our reach and capacity. We are blessed to have generously discounted office space in the Mat-Su Health Foundation building. 

Our vision and mission is to empower and strengthen vulnerable, at-risk youth with a history in foster care through summer programs, mentoring and basic life skills. 

We are actively working to add the life skill projects to further build up our teens.  

Teen girls wrote on rocks what impacted them negatively - bullying, fear, drugs, etc - and then threw them in the Matanuska river as far as they could throw them.

We include a formal time to emphasize value and self-worth. Youth were picked up by a limousine and taken to an elegant venue where a banquet-style meal was served.