L.Y.G.H.T. Facilitators are critical to the successful implementation of the L.Y.G.H.T. program. Talking about loss and grief can be challenging for some youth but with a consistent trusted adult, youth in foster care can establish trust in knowing that a L.Y.G.H.T. Facilitator is there to support and validate their feelings without judgement or authority over them. As one of our facilitators stated:
“We just give space for our participants to get to know each other and hear about some of their shared experiences and emotions. Some participants like to talk a lot, others prefer to listen. Both of these are completely acceptable and important.”
– Danny Smith, Thornwell L.Y.G.H.T. Facilitator
We want to thank all South Carolina L.Y.G.H.T. Facilitators for their commitment to serving youth in foster care across their state! Stay tuned for the expansion of the LYGHT Program in Portland, Oregon. If you are a child welfare-serving organization in the Portland Metro area and are interested in learning more about the L.Y.G.H.T. program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.