From Haiti With Love
KCBD SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT: From Lubbock to Haiti, Day 1
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May is Foster Awareness Month
MAKE a DIFFERENCE!
We can make a difference by collaborating to build resilient, invincible youth!
“Locate a resilient kid and you will also find a caring adult--or several--who has guided him.”
RESILENCE: Ability of youth to respond to stress and adapt despite adversity, develop coping skills and SUCCEED in some areas of life when they could have easily failed.
The transition to adulthood is an intimidating prospect for all teens and young adults. But for older youth in foster care it means more than just branching out on their own. It means the end of programs, case workers, and foster homes that were tasked with providing for their basic needs. As a society, we support our youth in foster care with services, programs, and financial assistance, yet at the point at which they are expected to become a contributing member to our society, support is taken away.
Whether you call it aging out, emancipating, graduating, or transitioning, leaving foster care and being thrust into the world at large can be a scary and dangerous experience, and the research reflects this. Former foster youth are more likely to become homeless and less likely to attend college. They are also more likely to use drugs and less likely to find employment.
“We should dream and plan for a day when fewer children require foster care.
But until that day comes, we have a moral
responsibility to prepare young people leaving
foster care to become whole adults
who can fulfill their potential and
build bright and promising futures.”
President Jimmy Carter 2004
September 15, 2012
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For many teenagers graduation from high school is a time of celebration and independence; however, for foster youth graduation and aging out of the system means a loss of stability and other supports.
On June 3, several agencies will come together to host an annual celebration, “HOPE CHEST” for this year’s High School Seniors. Hope Chest is a program established several years ago by a young man, Justin Bagwell. Justin wanted all foster youth leaving care to have something to take with them as they transition out of care. This is a luncheon to celebrate the Seniors’ success, followed by a shopping spree for apartment or dorm needs. If you would like to be a part of this celebration there is still time. Call or email email@example.com or 806-790-1962.