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Jeremy describes himself as nice, great, awesome, trustworthy and adventurous. He enjoys going to school and his favorite subject is science because he loves doing experiments in the lab.
Like most boys his age, Jeremy has a lot of energy and likes to be outside doing activities. He has expressed that he would love to be able to go laser tagging or play paintball. Over the summer, Jeremy enjoys going camping.

Jeremy is very social and has tons of friends. He is very loyal and says his friends describe him as nice and trustworthy.
When Jeremy grows up, he dreams of protecting others by becoming a police officer. He also has expressed that he would love to travel to London to see Big Ben.

Jeremy would like a family that enjoys the outdoors and has pets.

Wear blue April 12 for child abuse prevention, awareness

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. One of the ways we mark the month is by joining others across Ohio and the country to wear blue on Wednesday, April 12.

Please join us in blue, take a pic and share it on our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram with #OhioWearsBlue.

Meet some of our kids who are waiting for families

We have 300 youth in foster care who are waiting for adoptive homes. Events like this allow potential parents to get to know the kids. 

If you've thought about adopting, please consider attending this event and meeting some of our kids:

Caseworker helps save a life, then handles the case too

Tanya Hampton had just left her second home visit of the night Saturday and stopped in at the McDonald's in Bond Hill. When she came out of the restroom, she saw a man lying on the floor.

She went over to check on him, noticed his fingertips were purple and yelled to the manager: "Call 911!"

"He didn't have much longer to live," Hampton said.

With help from the man's friend, she rolled him over and started performing chest compressions. A mom of three, Hampton learned CPR through her kids' sports teams.

The friend did mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The man was breathing by the time Cincinnati firefighters arrived and gave him a drug to reverse the overdose.

But Hampton's night didn't end there. The man had a baby with him when he overdosed, prompting police to call 241-KIDS. It turned out, the family already had been involved in a case in Clermont County.

"It didn't really hit me for about two days," she said this week. "To see him nearly dead on the floor, then to see the man walking in here. It was just unreal."

Thank you to Tanya and all of our social workers who go into all kinds of situations every day in their efforts to protect kids.

Do you know a foster teen graduating from high school?

It's quite a big achievement for youth in foster care to graduate from high school. And we make a very big deal out of it.
Our annual Celebration of Dreams event is June 8, with awards, gifts, a motivational speaker and great food. Grads are allowed to choose two people they want to invite. Their caseworkers, HEMI mentors and GALs will be invited also.

If you know a teenager in foster care who you think will graduate this year, please email Jane Prendergast.

Music Resource Center offers summer classes - just $2/month

If you're looking for something for your teens to do this summer, here's a great possibility: The Music Resource Center in Cincinnati.

For just $2 a month or $24 for a year-long membership, teens in seventh grade and older can learn to play instruments as well as learn how to mix their music.

The center is a non-profit where leaders believe that teens who participate regularly in music not only hone their abilities to focus, think, organize and work with others, but also begin to master their own often challenging, emotional lives.