On Monday, March 25, youth from Project Everlast hosted a well attended luncheon for Nebraska state senators. This, in and of itself, isn’t extraordinary. Here’s what is.
These young people worked all day Sunday to go through each of the bills that affected them and build persuasive, passionate and informed presentations to educate senators about why these bills are important to youth who have experienced foster care.
In small groups assigned to each of the five most important bills to the youth, they created posters and talking points. And at the meeting, the presented articulately on the important points of each bill. Here’s a recap.
The day’s results were remarkable. Minds were changed. Perceptions were shattered. And the confidence of these youth were expanded, as they learned that they really can accomplish anything with hard work and support from caring adults. Here’s how they think the day went.