Thanks to WCA students, Mrs. Kingsbury, Mrs. Santiago and Mr. Pontecorvo we collected 105 pairs of shoes to put at the Chalk Walk at Quassy which were then donated to children in the foster care system.
In the photo, crossing the finish line is my former student Precious Price. Precious was in and out of the foster care system since she was an infant. She aged out at age 22, 7 years ago. She attended ConnCAP, Wilby and always went above and beyond. She recently graduated with a Masters in Social Work from UCONN and is just one of 12 applicants chosen nationwide accepted into the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's Foster Youth Internship Program. She will be writing policy around issues of foster care.
Not every foster care child is as lucky as Precious. Every year 400 children age out of our Connecticut Foster Care System. So, thank you. Thank you for your support; we genuinely appreciate it!