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Improving Literacy for Kids in Foster Care

Improving Literacy for Kids in Foster Care

Across the Generations, our intergenerational tutoring program for kids who have experienced trauma, is a few steps away from launching in the next school year. Across the Generations will pair a child who is adopted, or experiencing foster or kinship care, with a grand-mentor tutor to help improve their reading and overall literacy and provide … 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

National Foster Care Month

National Foster Care Month

Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families is the theme for National Foster Care Month. What does this mean and how do we empower caregivers and strengthen families? At Many Lights, it means we provide resources, information, and practical supports that improve chances for success as a family — and thus for the child. With a focus on … Continue reading