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$174
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NEEDED BY 05/28

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

Posted Mar 28, 2019
Joshua is a student from Indiana 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!

Joshua is 21 years old and lives in Indianapolis, IN

Joshua is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in social work at Marian University in Indiana. As an advocate for foster youth and child welfare reform, he established quarterly meetings with the Department of Child Services Executive Team, helped lead a holiday group project, and worked with a team to create the Foster Parent Bill of Rights. Due to his commitment to advocacy for foster youth, Joshua received a national award from Foster Club and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He aspires to become a lobbyist in an effort to help as many foster children as possible and inspire others with his story.

The Wish Story

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

One Simple Wish posts the wish to the website.

Jori grants the wish for Joshua! Thanks Jori.

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

Joshua receives the gift from Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) !

"Dear Jori, Thank you very much for the generous fulfillment of a wish for Joshua in support of the CCAI Foster Youth Internship Program, which provides talented young people who have spent their formative years in foster care an opportunity to intern for a Member of Congress and write a federal child welfare policy report. These young adults bring their unique perspectives and resilient spirits to serve the U.S. Congress while being educated on the internal workings of Washington, D.C. Your contribution will help Joshua from Indianapolis, Indiana, change the future of adoption and foster care on Capitol Hill this summer. Joshua is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in social work at Marian University in Indiana. As an advocate for foster youth and child welfare reform, he established quarterly meetings with the Department of Child Services Executive Team, helped lead a holiday group project, and worked with a team to create the Foster Parent Bill of Rights. Thank you for helping to ensure that CCAI has the ability to make this once in a lifetime internship a reality! Warm regards, Team CCAI "

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