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#GoodNews to brighten your week! For youth in foster care, the statistics say less than 57% will graduate high school and less than 2% will continue on to college or a trade program. Place of Hope's foster youth are shattering those statistics!

Special thanks to our Graduation Sponsor Carrier. Thank you to Marilyn Parsons of Jullian’s Kids, Inc. for giving of our grads gift cards for their graduation outfits. Thank you to the Helping Hands Foundation for preparing our graduates for success with laptops, dorm room supplies and transportation provisions. Thank you to Coastal Click Photography who will be capturing our grad head shots and photos of the celebration, Pelican Pix for capturing this milestone on video, and LEAD Productions for the A/V for the event! Our grads will enjoy a celebratory cupcake thanks to Anuja Khemka, and thoughtful gifts from board member Dr. Leighan Rinker. With thanks to The Breakers, our grads will walk across a beautifully decorated space when they turn their tassels.

Finally, we would like to thank our board member and Keynote Graduation Speaker, Pastor Todd Mullins for investing in and inspiring our youth and our friend and board member, Pastor Ellis McKenzie for providing our opening graduation prayer. 
Check out these amazing #storiesofhope!
Meet Jasmine!
Jasmine has maintained the A/B Honor Roll for most of her high school senior year and earned certifications in web/graphic design and computer science. She plans to attend Palm Beach State College this fall.
Meet Elise!
After her high school graduation this Friday, Elise will head to Valencia College in the fall. She wishes to transfer to the University of Central Florida to pursue her career as a 2-D Animator.
Meet Faith!
After turning 18 and aging out of care at Place of Hope, Faith transitioned into independent living at our sister entity, Villages of Hope. Villages of Hope is a bridge into healthy adulthood for youth who age out of foster care or are otherwise homeless. She worked hard to complete high school and take steps toward independence.
Meet Ja'la!
During her time living at Place of Hope, Ja’la was able to graduate high school and began working on her Associate's Degree. We are excited to share, this Friday we will celebrate along side her for earning her Associate’s Degree! She is at Villages of Hope working hard for her next step, continuing her 4-year degree and plans to become a teacher.
Meet Ancy
A couple weeks ago, Ancy graduated from Eastern Florida State College with her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Health Management. Our youth are not only crushing high school graduation rates for foster youth, but also they are committed to college degrees, trade school certificates and higher education!
Meet Keisha!
After living in one of our cottages at KidSanctuary, Keisha transitioned to Villages of Hope and worked hard to get her first apartment. Her diligence and dedication earned her her Associates Degree a semester early in December. She plans to now attend Florida Atlantic University.
Meet Our L.E.A.D Scholarship Awardee
Each year Place of Hope, along with our friends at Helping Hands Foundation and the Kazma Family Education and Enrichment Fund at Place of Hope, award our L.E.A.D. Scholarship to one hard working graduate. The awardee must display excellence in Leadership, Education, Attitude, and Dedication. Congratulations to this year's L.E.A.D. Scholarship Awardee, JaMyah Snead!

Leadership: JaMyah is loyal and always willing to support and assist when needed. Her empathy is demonstrated in her interaction with all the kids on the campus.
Education: Graduated from Dwyer High School and currently attending Palm Beach State College to receive her Associates Degree in hopes of entering the Police Academy to one day become a Police Officer.
Attitude: She is strongminded, determined, and optimistic.
Dedication: She is outgoing in all facets of lie.

JaMyah is a first generation high school graduate and is truly breaking the mold and paving the way for a bright future. We are so proud of your hard work and dedication JaMyah!
Our Stuart Campus is well underway! Just weeks ago we took over ownership of 11-acres of land, we believe God set apart for Place of Hope. We have not wasted a moment in getting it ready to serve the community!

Immediately we called our friends TCI Rood to begin irrigation and landscape. Through a generous donation from Woerner Turf, we received new sod! Our friends at Natures Keeper Inc. laid our sod, and Affordable Painting prepped and painted the Dr. Seymour St. John Outreach Center getting it ready for our friends at Hands and Feet and dozens of volunteers.

Hands and Feet, along with an army of volunteers began lining the outreach center with shelving, organizing diapers, wipes, bins of clothing, pack and plays, and other material support for children and families in need for Place of Hope's Shade Tree Family Outreach Program. We are excited to serve the neediest in our region from this blessing.
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Each year over 100 youth aging out of foster care find themselves homeless or with nowhere to go. Founding CEO of Place of Hope says, " a community, we can do better."

Many youth aging out of foster care need a bridge into adulthood, and they way the system is set up, that is not happening. Place of Hope's campuses in Boca and Lake Park provides a program specifically tailored to offer affordable transitional, independent living with accountability and life skills included. The sister entity, Villages of Hope, has been operating since 2006 and has grown exponentially to serve those who need it, our aging out foster youth, youth fallen through the cracks of the system and single mothers with children.

With a waiting list of those in need, Place of Hope continues to press forward on the Boca Raton campus and has plans for the newly inherited Stuart campus. Learn more about these expansions by emailing
Waterfront Way Foundation has issued a challenge for May, "National Foster Care Awareness Month." Help us collect necessary material support for children and families in need through our Shade Tree Outreach Program. Waterfront Way Foundation has pledged to match dollar-for-dollar what is donated through your support.

Donate toward a single item or a package!
Single items:
 Toddler Bed = $175
 Pack & Play = $100
 Car Seat = $100
 All three items = $375
 Toddler bed, car seat = $275
 Pack & play, car seat = $200
Our 6th Annual Fish for Hope was a success! Congratulations to our Heaviest Overall Winners: 1st place Reese Hagman with a 33.2lb Wahoo, 2nd place Triple T with a 31.4lb Kingfish and 3rd place, Mike Lemoine with a 24.2lb Kingfish. Thank you to the peer-to-peer fundraising efforts of our Top Fundraisers: Jason Doyle 1st place, Greg and Maureen Newman 2nd place, and Kathy Quarles 3rd place!
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