The applications for the Judith Borchardt Memorial Grants for foster teens continuing on for post-high school education, have been sent to individuals and organizations to pass on to interested teens in foster care. We anticipate receiving the applications and reference letters by beginning May, and will meet to determine the candidates to recommend to Session.
Our experience with past recipients has shown that these grants are both needed and very appreciated by the teens who have been awarded them in the past 2 years. We look forward to introducing the 2017 awardees in late spring during worship.
There are also opportunities to learn more about foster care and adoption coming up this spring. One is a simulcast conference at Brighton Assembly of God in Brighton in April and another is at Grand Traverse Resort in May.
To learn more about these conferences or to receive news from the Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care, contact Kate Thoresen to receive her e-newsletters: firstname.lastname@example.org;