Class of 2020

Amidst the stay at home orders, the disruption of work, school and family, and general uneasiness due to all of those, we can not forget to celebrate milestones and successes along the way. This certainly is not a normal end to the school year and many graduating teens feel like they're losing out on experiences that every class before them has had. That's why we want to highlight this achievement and celebrate the graduating seniors in our programs.


Each year we have volunteers put together gift baskets filled with supplies for dorm rooms, gift cards for gas and food, and other essentials to prepare them for a new road. Based on current CDC guidelines, we have decided that it wouldn't be appropriate to bring volunteers or gift basket supplies into the office. We have instead opted for a safer approach that will still show our teens just how proud we are of them.


The cost to support this program is about $100 per graduate but any amount is appreciated and contributes to the celebration of our youth. In past years, we have been so fortunate to offset these costs through the generosity of many individual donors purchasing gift basket items and gift cards for the teens.


In lieu of purchasing items we are asking donors to contribute to our Graduation Fund so that case workers can take care of the purchasing, keeping our staff, our youth and you safe and healthy.


Showing your support for these teens isn't just a way for you to celebrate this milestone, but also shows our youth that their community is there for them; that there are people out there who care, support their growth and understand how big of a deal this is. Thank you for your support! 

Volunteer Coordinator, Kendra Luta, speaks about some of our 2020 grads and some of the obstacles that they have overcome. 


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