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Project LIFE is working in our region to build meaningful relationships to enhance the lives of our youth and assist them to develop permanent connections, by offering several resources and services for youth in foster care between the ages of 14 to 21 and youth adopted after the age of 16. Project LIFE, in the Northern Region, offers innovative opportunities for youth to learn, network, and grow. A few of these opportunities include, the Northern Region Youth Advisory Council (known to our youth as the Northern Advocates, Voices of Change), regional youth conferences, and ongoing Independent Living workshops. The Project LIFE team will also help youth prepare for their Family Partnership Meetings and identify resources for their needs. In addition, Project LIFE, provides training opportunities to professionals that work with our foster care youth in many different capacities, such as the Casey Life Skills Assessment, Overview of the Independent Living/ETV Program, and developing Youth/Adult Partnerships. Project LIFE is working to empower our youth, so that their voices are heard on new levels throughout our region and our state. If you have questions, desire any trainings (and being creative with trainings is always welcomed) or need some assistance with starting some local independent living workshops, please contact me; no land is too far whether it be in the big cities of Arlington and Alexandria or the rural areas of Louisa and Greene Counties, with all the other towns and cities in between! I am here to help provide you with information, resources, training, event planning, and other opportunities for youth success!
Northern Region IL Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 2013
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Northern Region VDSS Regional Office
170 West Shirley Avenue, Suite 200, Warrenton, VA 20186
Please contact Kim Gilley at email@example.com or Craig Simmons at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Northern Region College Tour
Monday, July 22 - Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The Northern Region IL Committee and Project LIFE would like to invite
you to register your youth for a tour of three wonderful four-year
universities in Central Virginia. The tour will be limited to youth in care
who are rising juniors or seniors, as well as those that have graduated or
received their GED. The youth will be visiting the University of Mary
Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia Commonwealth University in
Richmond, and Virginia State University in Petersburg. A maximum of
25-30 youth will be accepted to participate in the tour.
Youth will be selected on a first come, first serve basis, based on the
answers to the Youth Questionnaire (to be completed by the youth) as
well as the Registration and Confidential Character Form (to be
completed by the worker). Both forms must be completed and submitted
before a youth can be considered. Below are the links to the two forms:
Youth Questionnaire (to be completed by the youth)
Registration and Character Form (to be completed by the worker)
The deadline for submissions is June 7th.
If you have questions about any upcoming events, please contact Kim Gilley at (434) 906-1269 or email@example.com or Craig Simmons at (804) 239-1066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.