BOERNE, TX. – Texas is home to over 500 graduating high school seniors living in foster care. Foster families are doing their best to overcome the crisis brought on by COVID-19 but they need more help.
“You may have seen within multiple social media channels “Adopting a Senior” to help the students through this unprecedented senior year,” organizers shared. “Many graduating foster youth will be forgotten since they do not have anyone to cheer them on and celebrate their accomplishments.”
Adopt a 2020 Senior from Foster Care has set a goal to provide each graduating Texas foster care senior with at least $100 in gift cards and a brand new high quality backpack.
This partnered initiative includes Miss Texas Outstanding Teen, Allie Graves – Operation PAL, who is also a former foster youth and Hunter Beaton – Day 1 Bags, a 19 year old freshman who has provided over 30,000 bags and backpacks to foster youth since 2016 which he started from his own foster youth experience.
This campaign lasts only 2 weeks and needs your help to ensure each of the 500 graduating seniors are celebrated.
COVID-19 has impacted our entire country and child abuse cases have been shown to increase during times of disaster. May is also National Foster Care Month and a time to support each other and the most vulnerable members of our community.
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