Tags: Contra Costa County Success Stories Wall of Fame Youth Events
Every First Place office hosts a Wall of Fame celebration each quarter. These ceremonies allow us to acknowledge our young people’s hard work, progress, and accomplishments in education, employment and independent living skills. The recent event in Contra Costa County recognized several young people whose persistence and effort are paying off.
Shamonte earned an Education Award for completing his credits for his high school diploma! He just began his first semester at Diablo Valley College this Spring and is pursuing an AA. He has also consistently stayed employed in the past 6+ months.
Heather was acknowledged with an All Around award. She has paid rent and PG&E on time every month she has been in program. She is almost complete with her AA from Diablo Valley College, majoring in Sociology. Additionally she has worked consistently and is now working with Susan Bonilla’s office. She was also a California Youth Connection (CYC) policy intern and works closely with the Contra Costa County Independent Living Skills Program. Her dream is to make policy changes on a legislative level.
Our Bay Area Youth Holiday Party will bring First Place staff and youth together to celebrate as a community. With your help, we can make the season bright for foster youth!
First Place for Youth and Kaiser Permanente thank all who came out to support a great cause! Our 6th Annual […]
Parenting is hard work. It can be doubly hard for young parents, especially if they don’t have a strong network […]