Summer has brought us reasons to celebrate, and time to plan for the important new season ahead.
Monthly Update - August 2016  
Florida Youth SHINE's Bright Summer
Florida Youth SHINE ( S triving H igh for I ndependence a N d E mpowerment), the youth-run, peer-driven organization that empowers current and former foster youth to become leaders and advocates within their communities, has had a busy summer! In June, this group of outstanding young people held a digital storytelling workshop. In July, the organization came together for its quarterly meeting, with the aim of electing a new board and discussing priority issues concerning youth in care. FFCR was well represented on both occasions.
New Volunteers Complete Citizen Review Panel Training

FFCR congratulates six new volunteers - Shari Lombardi, Pamela Chamberlin, Jennifer Embry, Sara Rytteke, Jacquelyn Kamin and Desiree Fernandez - for completing the 25 hours of pre-service training necessary to begin serving on the Citizen Review Panel (CRP)...

An Emotional Night: The Children's Trust Champions for Children Awards Ceremony

The Adrienne Arsht Center Knight Concert Hall was filled to the rafters on August 25th...
Save the Date! Donate to FFCR on 11.17.16!

Give Miami Day is the biggest annual giving event in the Southeast United States. All gifts between $25 and $10,000 received via during the 24-hour giving period will be maximized with a bonus from The Miami Foundation and its partners. Help improve the lives of abused and neglected children in our community by giving to FFCR on November 17!

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Foster Youth Weekly, FFCR's Online Newspaper 

Like being in the know? FFCR curates Foster Youth Weekly, an online paper focusing on resources useful to and supportive of youth in foster care and young adults recently in care. Check it out for employment info and more. To receive it in your inbox, be sure to subscribe!