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NEEDED BY 05/28

Housing Supplies for Alex to attend the Foster Youth Internship Program in Washington DC

Posted Mar 28, 2019
Alex is a student from Kansas who was accepted into CCAI’s 2019 Foster Youth Internship Program in Washington, D.C. For 17 years, the FYI Program has been a highly esteemed, life-changing youth empowerment program for young adults who have spent their formative years in the U.S. foster care system. The program offers Foster Youth Interns the opportunity to intern in a congressional office and become published authors of a federal child welfare policy report. To help make this program an impactful experience for the interns, CCAI provides full service, wrap-around care throughout the internship. We need your help to provide essential dorm housing supplies such as bedding, toiletries, plates, utensils, cooking supplies, and detergent in addition to other miscellaneous living supplies. We so appreciate your support!

Alex is 20 years old and lives in Lenexa, KS

Alex is a rising junior studying political science with minors in economics and urban poverty studies at Saint Louis University. Informed by various personal experiences with the foster care system, Alex advocates for mandatory training of foster parents in trauma intervention and better pay and resources for social workers. As a member of the Policy Committee for the Student Athlete Advisory and Micah Religious and Service Learning Community, Alex strives to effect change in his community and build the social and analytic skills necessary to represent vulnerable children as a lawyer in the future.

The Wish Story

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) requests this wish for Alex.

One Simple Wish posts the wish to the website.

Karen grants the wish for Alex! Thanks Karen.

"I hope you learn a lot on your trip and get the ear of the right people to help you make a difference for all the kids in the foster system! You rock!"

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) for Alex.

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