Children are forced into and remain in foster care because the adults in their lives continue to let them down. It is our duty to break this cycle and help guide them to a bright future.

I know that together, we can do this!

Happy Trails for Kids is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that exclusively serves California children in foster care. It was founded on the principle that meaningful extracurricular programming and access to nature has far reaching benefits development of positive relationships, improved resiliency and a reduction in the effects of trauma. Happy Trails provides overnight camp for children growing up in the foster care system. They also offer monthly educational and recreational activities designed to foster a sense of community- broadening and brightening the lives of hundreds of children they serve each year.

This past summer, I had the opportunity to participate at camp and host art workshops. I saw, firsthand, the impact Happy Trails has on children in foster care. I have continued to get to know this incredible organization and feel like we can make a real difference in the lives of these kids.  

I am thrilled to announce that beginning in 2020, in collaboration with Happy Trails for Kids, I am combining my two passions, artwork and advocacy, and launching an art workshop series for boys and girls in foster care. This initiative will consist of on-going workshops focusing on general art studies, which will help set-up the kids should they want to pursue an education and/or careers in art. My goal is to help create pathways, tools and a vision for these children to leverage their skills and to open the door to more opportunities.

As part of Happy Trails for Kids’ annual Hike-a-Thon, I put together a team to raise awareness and revenue to support my new art program and other programming for our amazing kids.

Please make a donation today under the team name “Mimi Jung”.


How Your Contribution Can Make A Difference

$50 – Funds a workshop or field trip for one child

$100 – Buys sleeping bags for five children to attend overnight camp

$250 – Pays for a LASSO event focused on educational support

$500 – Sends one foster child to overnight camp for a week

$1,000 – Brings two separated siblings together for a week of camp

$2,500 – Underwrites a workshop or field trip for 50 boys and girls

$5,000 – Sponsors a cabin of 10 foster children for camp

$10,000 – Provides year-round programming for transition aged foster youth in the Junior Counselor Leadership Program