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