The Mills Building & Training Association, Inc.

The mission of The Mills Building & Training Association (MBTA) is to teach current foster children, aged out foster adults or children in need, a skill or trade while earning a fair pay. We recognize that those in the foster system may not be exposed to many opportunities to get a valuable experience before attempting to survive on their own. They struggle in school. They feel unappreciated and undervalued.  With our non-profit organization, they have a chance to learn while wading through all new environments.  They get to try many different skills that would never be presented to them.  They learn how work in a team. How to respect their managers. Get up on time.  And asking the right questions. We understand more than most employers, they need more guidance, more patience and more time to grow and learn. They will fail. And we give second and third chances.  We are a big step to prevent these kids from turning to a negative life. 

 As we go into our third year since inception, we have seen them come and go.  We have success stories and we have those who just don’t comprehend, no matter how hard we try. But at least we do. As we continue to  build partnerships with skilled trainers, we are now to the point where we have more kids wanting to come on board more than we have work opportunities for them.
This is where we need your help.  We need sponsors to get them started and stay.  $2,000 a month for a year or 6 months can sponsor one foster child to be placed with a skilled training partner.  Because we are a non-profit, this is considered a donation.

 And we are also seeking skilled training partners who have a passion and desire to teach and pass on their knowledge. We are looking for any range of skills or trade for men and women. The dedication to spend time with them explaining, showing, and hands on, is required. Any employer can hire for labor. This is a step above.

Our goal is to help as many foster children and adults as we can.  Will you help us meet our goal to provide these wonderful people with the means to learn? Your donation will have a dramatic impact on the life of a young man or woman. 

Here is how your gift will impact them:

$12,000 – 6 months of skill learning with a partner
$24,000 – One year of placement with a training partner
$2,000 – One month of partnership

Please contact me or donate directly through our Facebook page or on the DONATE tab.

Charles Mills 
Director of Operations