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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

It’s Story Time!

It’s Story Time!

Story Time with Ms. Eva is a new program from Many Lights that teaches children valuable lessons through the art of spoken word. The stories, though intended for the kids, have been entertaining, educational, and motivational for parents too. One, in particular, a soothing balm for kinship parents. Kids of ALL ages love Ms. Eva … Continue reading

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