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San Diego Foster Youth Current Events

Aug 15, 2022

Siblings Reunite to Make Lasting Memories at Camp Connect Summer Camp

This summer, “Fun” was spelled “C.A.M.P” at our Camp Connect summer camp!

51 brothers and sisters aged 6 to 20 enjoyed the 2022 “Dino Days” themed camp, a 4-day-3-night traditional overnight summer camp in the mountains.

There was swimming, rock-climbing, ziplining, horseback riding, music, art, and culinary therapy, campfires, a night hike, a waterslide, and so much more!

We were thrilled to bring Summer Camp back for 2022 after a 2-year COVID hiatus. Giving youth the opportunity to have fun, be themselves, and create lifelong memories with their siblings is one of the highlights of our year.

A special thank you to the over 100 volunteers who gave their time to make this event unforgettable. Thank you!

Connecting Alicia with the Support she Needs to Enter Preschool

Alicia was removed from her parents at 3 years old as a result of domestic violence, substance abuse, and neglect. When she arrived at The A. B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center, she was evaluated by KidSTART services for concerns about her behaviors and social skills. She was placed with a caregiver shortly after who shared concern that Alicia’s exposure to trauma was continuing to impact her development.

Alicia was assigned a Care Coordinator who connected her to the services she needed. She joined a group program that provided speech, occupational, and behavior therapies to help her socialize with her peers. She was also enrolled in school-provided counseling to help her with the transition to preschool.

Over time, Alicia showed significant gains in her development thanks to these services. Alicia’s Care Coordinator continues to support Alicia with the resources she needs.

Thank you for supporting Promises2Kids and making success stories like this possible.

Vote for Promises2Kids

Promises2Kids is passionate about serving San Diego’s current and former foster youth. Now is your chance to recognize the work we do TOGETHER every day, thanks to your support.

Ranch & Coast is holding their annual “Best of 2022” poll, between now and August 19th, to recognize the best of San Diego.

We appreciate your support in voting Promises2Kids for Nonprofit/Charity of the year and our Dream On Concert Gala for Gala of the year. All you have to do is click the link and type “Promises2Kids” under both categories.

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