THE FOSTER CARE COMMUNITy
Graduation is a HUGE milestone for every single youth, and for youth in foster care it's an even greater accomplishment. We know the dedication, tenacity, and focus it requires, and we know there are many people behind the scenes providing youth support to cross that finish line. This is why we want to celebrate our graduates in a HUGE way.
This year we put together incredible graduation boxes for our graduates. These boxes included things like affirmation cards, journals, pens, notebooks, planners, diploma frames, gift cards to Target and Amazon (plus a Visa gift card!), a personalized item for every single youth, and fun things like candy, an instant camera with accessories, and a laptop or an iPad (with a case to protect it). The youth were so surprised!
After Derrick opened his gift, he picked up a napkin and wiped his eyes. He told his case manager,
"My eyes! They're sweating!"
We are so proud of these five young adults for their hard work and perseverance. We know that great things are coming for them as they enter college and the workforce! Thank you for helping us make these gifts so incredible!