PBJs and Mad Libs

PBJs and Mad Libs

Our first LEARN TO CODE workshop was a big success! Nine youths from different family situations had the benefit of one-on-one coaching with talented programmers and developers. It was a great day with full-hearted giving by West Monroe Partners’ volunteers, engaged parents, and eager kids.  And, who knew? PB&Js are a great way to learn how to … Continue reading

Kicking Off National Foster Care Month

Kicking Off National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month and Many Lights kicked it off last weekend by attending the FPAWS Conference. FPAWS, the Foster Parents Association of Washington State, hosts this annual family event for foster, kinship, and adoptive families. The halls of Great Wolf Lodge were … Continue reading

A Workshop for Foster, Adoptive, and Relative Youth

A Workshop for Foster, Adoptive, and Relative Youth

LEARN TO CODE is a workshop for young people ages 12 to 16* who have foster, adoptive, or relative families. The kids who attend will learn how to code their own program with the guidance of experts. They will leave having learned the basics of software programming. They’ll also leave with a special surprise that will enable continued … Continue reading

Your Gifts at Work

Your Gifts at Work

As we head into the new year, Many Lights continues to be a catalyst for creating a purpose-filled multigenerational community model in the Puget Sound region. With Tacoma in sight as our first location, our intention is to help traumatized children heal in the arms of strong, stable families and nurturing communities. By enhancing supports … Continue reading

A Gift of Connection

A Gift of Connection

As a child, did you have an older person who was special to you or helped guide you? As an adult, have you ever taken a young person under your wing? If so, you understand there is a connection between a mentor and a child that is meaningful and unique. The comfort and enhanced self-worth … Continue reading