The holiday season can be a difficult time for many, so Change 1 has created this celebration to provide a family atmosphere for the holidays and hopefully create joyful memories for kids in foster care. This year in addition to the Thanksgiving Celebration we will have an awards presentation to recognize youth in care, alumni, area nonprofits and community groups who are excelling in meeting the needs of Foster Care youth, along with a fun evening of music, raffle prizes, and much more!
We want youth in care and young adults formerly in care to know:
We would like for you to consier volunteering with our organization. We are currently recruting volunteers of all ages, to serve meals, set-up/clean-up, host and live enntertainment,on the day of the event. ne
This award recognizes a youth currently in foster care who has risen above life obstacles and challenges and has had a positive impact on others with whom he/she interacts. This individual takes initiative to secure resources in support of a flourishing future.
This award recognizes a young adult formerly in foster care who has overcome personal adversity and has had a positive turn around in their life. This young adult has made a significant impact on others and the community, and has given back to the foster care population.
This award will honor an organization who is currently working on foster care related issues. This organization prioritizes youth voice in their program development and goes above and beyond to extend opportunities for youth and young adults.