August 2019 eNews from CAP/Corbett
From our Executive Director
Greetings! What a wonderful summer it has been. Lots of sunshine and warm weather creates a great environment for baseball games, picnics and more. We are so thankful for the families, staff and board that came out to enjoy the Red Wings game in July, and so appreciative of Red Wings Manager, Will Rumbold, as well as Jesse Lucas and WROC for sponsorship. 

As the summer winds down, we are cognizant of the many children waiting in care preparing to enter school. This is a transition time for them as they enter yet another school year in the system. Reflecting on this, I am prompted to think further down the road about our oldest youth who may be leaving the education system and foster care after age 18. 
With the development of a new program, CAP is working diligently to provide those youth an option for a family. In July, Program Manager Veronica Black and I attended the national conference held by NACAC (North American Council on Adoptable Children). I spent a good deal of time learning about other national programs for youth aging out of care and connecting them to families for support. 

As we unroll our new service, we will be looking at the general community and Faith community for volunteers interested in providing a support network to help a youth have a brighter future. If you or someone you know would be willing to be a support, mentor, or part-time parent to our older youth, please contact me and help us help the next generation to be successful independent adults! 

Thank you,
Lauri McKnight
Francisco is a friendly, intelligent and very creative young man who really loves to cook! He wants to continue his education in culinary arts.

He also enjoys listening to music and playing sports. Francisco enjoys school and all his subjects. He wants to be adopted by a family who will provide him with love, support, and stability.

Are you the one? Call us at (585) 232-5110 or email
Re-"CAP" of CAP DAY with the Red Wings
A wonderful day was had at CAP Day at the Red Wings on Sunday afternoon, July 28. Thanks to many generous donations, we were able to auction off packages of "A Taste of Village Gate," family admission passes to family-friendly venues along with stuffed animals, a Get Fit package, signed sports photos, a "Day at the Beach" and more . A huge thanks to all the bidders and to the Red Wings for helping to make this happen, and for auctioning off special "A Christmas in July" game-worn caps. And so grateful to the CAP staff and board who supported these efforts. Check out our awesome new CAP tee-shirts by Guerrilla Tees in Victor. You can also purchase your own!
Please Consider Becoming a Gala Sponsor

Home, Heart & Harmony:
A Forever Home for the Holidays

Saturday, November 30
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Our November gala, Home, Heart & Harmony, is our biggest fundraiser. Please consider becoming a sponsor -- various levels are available: Become a Hero (one only), Champion, Advocate, or Ally. We can also work with you to "create-your-own" sponsorship package.

Support our critical work to recruit permanent, adoptive families, provide post-adoptive services, and raise awareness of children waiting the longest in foster care for a forever family. Please call (585) 232-5110. We'd love to speak with you!
Council of Foster & Adoptive Parent Support Group Wednesday, August 14, 6-7:30 pm
You are invited to this month's Council of Foster & Adoptive Parents Support Group meeting, Wednesday, August 14 from 6-7:30 pm. Bring your questions, concerns and successes and get support from other foster and adoptive parents.

Pizza and childcare provided. Meet at the CAP office, 274 N. Goodman St., Suite D103.
In the News...
Kudos to Pennsylvania for its new law letting Pennsylvania foster kids attend college tuition free. The Fostering Independence Through Education Act waives tuition for youth who were in foster care at age 16 or older,  including those who have “aged out” of the system  or have been adopted . Read more here...
A new HUD initiative offers youth aging out of foster care a path to stable housing within the nation’s public housing network. The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities (FSHO) Coalition is working with Congress to pass legislation to enshrine the initiative into law.   Read more here...
Spotlight on New CAP Staff: Laura Poole & Olivia Russo
We're excited to introduce our new part-time CAP staff, Laura Poole (L) and Olivia Russo (R). Laura is our Resource Support Specialist, and Olivia is our Skill Builder, working directly with kids alongside Veronica Black-Turner. Please welcome them when you see them!
Upcoming Events: Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, August 13 & 27: Adoption Information Meeting, CAP office, 6 pm
Wednesday, August 14: Council of Foster & Adoptive Parents Support Group, 6 pm
Thursday, September 12: MAPP Training classes begin, 6-9 pm
Saturday, November 30 : "Home, Heart & Harmony: A Forever Home for the Holidays" CAP/Corbett Gala, Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
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