Foster youth can succeed, not despite, but specifically because of what they've been through.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 09, 2012
Many foster kids wind up homeless. Others, however, go on to great success. Why the different outcomes? How can others make a difference?
Former Foster Child, Rhonda Sciortino, encourages everyone to help change the outcomes of foster kids aging out of the system by attending the premier of From Place to Place, a foster care documentary to listen to the panel of experts talking about the issues, the needs, and how to make a difference.
Who: The Massachusetts Chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America presents the Boston premiere of From Place to Place, a documentary film focusing on the lives of young people aging out of the child welfare system.
What: Film and panel discussion focused on aging out and beyond, followed by an audience Q & A.
Panelists include: Harry Spence, former DCF Commissioner; Lesa Lessard Pearson, President of the Massachusetts Chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America; and a foster care expert with The Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts
Sneak preview of Angelo Unwritten, a documentary work in progress, about a gifted but troubled youth currently aging out of the foster care system and brief Q & A with Alice Stone, Filmmaker.
When: April 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Where: Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA
Why: To raise awareness of the plight of foster kids aging out of the system and beyond.
For more information on Rhonda Sciortino, author of Succeed Because of What You've Been Through, contact: 949.689.5611 (info(at)rhondasciortino(dot)com)
For more info on the Massachusetts Chapter of FCAA
Contact: Lesa Lessard Pearson, President, MA FCAA
For more info on From Place to Place Contact: Matt Anderson
For more info on FCAA National
Contact: Adam Robe, President, FCAA National Office