Project Everlast Councils Celebrate Foster Youth Awareness Month

This May, Project Everlast youth councils across the state held events to celebrate Foster Youth Awareness Month. Here are just a few of the outstanding events that the young people put together.

LINCOLN

The Lincoln council held a hot dog and hamburger fundraiser at the Bay, where they showed a video to raise awareness of what it was like to be a teenager in the foster care system.

GRAND ISLAND

The Grand Island council worked with the local CASA chapter to hold the Superhero Run to raise awareness of youth in foster care. View the local coverage of this event now.

OMAHA

The Omaha council held their annual recognition event, where each young adult received an award for accomplishments of the year — like graduating high school, getting a job, staying sober and more. One of the most touching times of the night came when the youth presented a video that they created for their Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.

NORTH PLATTE

The North Platte council celebrated Foster Care Awareness Month with an open mic night at a local coffee house.

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation supports children, young adults and families at risk with the overall goal of giving our state's most vulnerable kids what they need to reach their full potential. We do this by building strong communities that support families so their children can grow up to be thriving, productive adults.

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