The holidays are a particularly tough time for foster youth, often spent without a loving family, friends or home. Every year during the month of December, United Friends of the Chidlren hosts a variety of celebrations for the foster youth in our Housing and Education Programs.
This year, our College Readiness students came together with UFC staff, board members and family and friends at Rosa Mexicana in downtown Los Angeles. Everyone enjoyed a tasty meal together as one big family, and awards were given to students excelling in the program. College Sponsorship students also gathered together at Acapulco Mexican Restaurant for an evening of swapping college stories, karaoke and a delicious dinner. Pathways residents celebrated throughout the month of December, tree trimming, caroling at convalescent homes, and enjoying a week full of fun outdoor activities during the week between Christmas and New Years. On December 24th, UFC hosted its largest Pathways alumni holiday party to date, with over 250 current residents, alumni, staff, board members and volunteers in attendence.
With your generous support through Global Giving we ensured that all of the foster youth in our housing and education programs receieved a special gift and continue to have a warm and welcoming family environment that they can call home.
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