|Kelsie Sullivan (center) and staff from the Office of Grants & Contracts (l to r) Terry De Mesa, Sylvia Luff, Ricardo Reid, |
and Mark Riley, are shown with some of the gifts that will be wrapped and delivered to UAA foster youth students.
The holiday gifts for foster youth project was started by Kelsie Sullivan in the UAA Office of Grants & Contracts, and Kelsie works with Amanda Metivier, Youth Education Coordinator of the UA foster youth program, to get a list of students and their holiday wish lists. Individuals from UAA departments participate by getting the wish lists, buying the gifts, and delivering them to Kelsie for wrapping and distribution.
Kelsie wanted a way to give back to the UAA community and thought of the foster youth program at UAA. She is very appreciative of all the support she gets from the Office of Grants & Contracts in making the holidays special for these students. If you would like to participate next year, contact Kelsie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year there are 50 foster youth statewide in the UA system, but over half are on the UAA campus. State funds are directed through Amanda's office to the UA students to help pay for housing, books, food, transportation, and other necessities. Click here to learn more about the UA foster youth program. Or contact Amanda at email@example.com.
The Justice Center applauds this holiday project and the work of the Education and Training Voucher Program for Foster Youth. Thanks for making the holiday season a little brighter for our students!