Morgan Co. Dream Council Meeting Recap.


Every month at our Dream Council meetings we reward the social worker that brings the most participants to the meeting. This week at our Dream Council meeting we want to say thank you and reward Darlene Flowers from Morgan Co. with a gift certificate to show her our appreciation for doing such a wonderful job and bringing the most participants. Thanks from the IL team.

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Starfish Foundation Soledad O'Brien & Brad Raymond


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Fostering Hope in Higher Education Summit


This Education Summit will explain all information on the new Fostering Hope Scholarship for Alabama’s Foster Youth, who will be attending your college Fall 2016. We would love to have a representative from your Financial Aid and Student Services departments. To claim your spot(s), please contact Nikki Oakes Freeman (205-943-5356 or nfreeman@childrensaid.org).
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Black Girls Lead


BLACK GIRLS LEAD is a four-day leadership conference for girls Conference applications are due Friday May 20, 2016 by 11:59PM. Only completed applications will be reviewed: Short answer questions should be thoughtful and comprehensive (approximately three sentences long), essays should be clear and concise (approximately 500 words), and all other assets must be e-mailed or submitted into the form by the aforementioned deadline. Fill out the application by going following this Black Girls Lead.
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Camp Life II (14-16yr) July 26-28, 2016



July 26-28, 2016 we will be hosting a camp for up to 100 IL youth each between the ages of 14-16.  Activities of the camp will build self-confidence and independent living skills among youth. Campers will participate in closely supervised activities within their small group such as a ropes course, team building activities, talent show, field games, and others as a group. All camp activities will provide opportunities for campers to develop relationships with their peers and other group members in order to trust and understand each other.  Camp Life will be held at Shocco Springs Conference Center in Talladega, Alabama. The amenities are outstanding and sure to enhance the fun and safe environment provided for each camper! To Register for Camp Life II Click Here.
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Alabama Legislative Page April 26-28, 2016



Eight of our young people will have the opportunity to serve as Legislative Pages again this year.  The Page Experience will take place April 26-28, 2016 in Montgomery.  These young people will also have the opportunity to speak to our Federal Partners from the Children’s Bureau on May 4th.  Please send information regarding young people that you believe would benefit from participating.  The young person would have to be accompanied by their social worker or foster parent for the experience here in Montgomery as they have to report for service each day at 8:00.  Workers or foster parents should be prepared to spend the three days in Montgomery.  The deadline for those submission of a brief bio and your recommendation has been extended until noon on Friday, April 15, 2016.  Send all information regarding participating as a Legislative Page to  Kanoschu Campbell, at Kanoschu.Campbell@dhr.alabama.gov


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The nsoro Educational Foundation Guardian Scholars CollegeBound Program

The nsoro Educational Foundation Guardian Scholars CollegeBound Program is modeled after the pilot program lauched in California State Schools. Our design affords emancipated foster youth the continuum of care and support provided by Social Workers and Case Managers while students are in high school and are planning for enrollment in College.

Thanks to the generous program support from the AT&T Foundation, we launched our summer Precollegiate initiative at The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama in 2011.

During this innovative program High School students, currently in foster care attend a week long summer pre-college experience on the campuses of our partner schools. Students live in dorms and meet with college students, professors and admissions officers. This program stresses the importance of academic excellence and high school graduation. In 2016 students may apply to our programs. All program costs are provided by our generous presenting program sponsors the AT&T Foundation, Wilmington Trust and the Amerigroup Foundation. To sign up for NSORO Click Here.
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Morgan Co. Dream Council Meeting


Don't miss the Dream Council meeting in Morgan Co. on April 23, 2016. 

Location: Morgan Co. DHR
507 14th ST. SE
Decatur, Al 35601

Topic: Foster Care Bill of Rights

Special Recognition to the social worker with the most youth.

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Camp Life I (17-20) Registration


June 15-17, 2016 we will be hosting a camp for up to 100 IL youth each between the ages of 17-20.  Activities of the camp will build self-confidence and independent living skills among youth. Campers will participate in closely supervised activities within their small group such as a ropes course, team building activities, talent show, field games, and others as a group. All camp activities will provide opportunities for campers to develop relationships with their peers and other group members in order to trust and understand each other.  Camp Life will be held at Shocco Springs Conference Center in Talladega, Alabama. The amenities are outstanding and sure to enhance the fun and safe environment provided for each camper!  To sign up for Camp Life I (17-20) CLICK HERE.
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Calling all Alabama’s 2 and 4 year Colleges


To register for the Fostering Hope in Higher Education Summit Click Here.
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