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Adult Nurture Sunday Study: Advent Unbound
December 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Adult Nurture (AN) Sunday Study
9:15 a.m. In-Person Fireside Room/Zoom
Setting a Generous Table: All Families are Holy.
Join us on Sunday December 5 as we learn about Treehouse ( www.treehouseforkids.org ) a statewide nonprofit organization advancing equity and racial justice in the foster care and education system. We’ll explore realities and important considerations including:
Youth voice. “Being in foster care is not who I am. It’s something I experienced. I am trying to overcome that and trying to the do the best for myself”.
Foster care. Youth who have experienced foster care are at much greater risk of poverty, homelessness, incarceration, substance abuse and early parenting.
Education. Youth in foster care have the lowest academic outcomes in the state, with less than half graduating high school.
Social justice. Youth of color are over-represented in the foster care system, making up about two-thirds of Treehouse youth.
Systems change. It’s critical that we change the playing field and eliminate barriers.
Linda Hunter will facilitate our exploration. Linda is a long-time board member of Treehouse and volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate for youth living in foster care. She has also served on boards of other youth centered nonprofit organizations as well as the Session of Newport Presbyterian Church. Linda is excited to share how you can make a difference in the lives of youth experiencing foster care.
December 12 Setting a Generous Table: All Families are Holy.
Retired Judge John Hickman Pierce County’s Best for Babies Baby Court
December 19 Setting a Generous Table: All Families are Holy.
Kevin Glackin-Coley from Facing Homelessness and The St Leo’s Food Connection
Zoom Meeting ID: 85972525737