37 Graduates Celebrate Overcoming Tough Obstacles on the way to Success

Tomorrow’s a big day as we will celebrate 37 foster teens graduating high school. This is always one of my favorite events because it gives us a chance to reward teens who have overcome tremendous obstacles and say thanks to those who helped them. The event is so full of hope and inspiration. But I always remind them, this is not an end, but a beginning. They have already shown they have the strength to persevere through tough times. Adulthood — often without a family — will bring a whole new set of problems. But they have experience to draw on.

Here’s more on the event:

https://www.hcjfs.org/Buttons/Media/Pressreleases/2011/June/Press%20release_%20Celebration%20of%20Dreams%202011.pdf

by Moira Weir

Filed Under: Communication

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