July News

Program Updates Youth Welfare Approach Historically, child welfare focused on providing services to children in foster care, but over time there has been an increase in older youth in care. Though youth in the child welfare system need to be kept safe, during adolescence the focus of care needs to emphasize promoting permanency, normalcy and…
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Summer Bucket List Bingo

Rules of the Bucket List Challenge: The game runs July 1-August 27. Achieve a BINGO by completing 4 squares in a row and “knocking things off of your summer bucket list.” BINGOs can be made vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. Or, you can also complete each corner instead of 4 in a row. This guide will share what needs to be done…
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LGBTQ+ Pride Exhibition

Project LIFE aims to support the LGBTQ+ community all year long by creating programming for both youth and workers. In February 2021, we partnered with the Virginia Leage of Planned Parenthood and hosted a 101 training for professionals. It was well attended with positive feedback provided. In March, we hosted a learning workshop for youth…
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Happy Juneteenth!

History Juneteenth (June 19th), also known as Freedom Day or Jubilee Day, marks the day when people who were enslaved in Texas learned that they were free. This was two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth has come to symbolize a day of recognition, restoration, and celebration in the black community. It’s…
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June News

Program Updates Conference Highlights May 18 – 20th, 2021, Project LIFE provided a 3 day Spring Virtual Conference. The theme of this conference was “The LIFE Network,” a play on local television programming. Each workshop was a spin-off from popular television shows. Throughout the conference, we had pre-recorded celebrity cameo videos and commercial breaks that…
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Episode 10 of FXBG Mission Podcast

FXBG Mission is a podcast that unites the community while raising awareness for mental health and wellness in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The vision of the podcast is to prevent the stigma and help people know that they are not alone. UMFS employee Angela Rivers creates and hosts this podcast. Episode 10 highlights the great work of…
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