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Hawkeye to host graduation celebration for foster kids May 18


"I graduated from high school and never had a party or cake to celebrate my achievement," says a former Iowa foster care youth. Cedar Valley's Promise wants to make sure that scenario never happens again.

That's why Cedar Valley's Promise https://sites.google.com/a/cedarvalleyspromise.org/www/ will team up the Iowa Department of Human Services and Hawkeye Community College May 18 for a special program called ‘Celebrating Our Youth.'

It will be a graduation celebration for area students who are still in the Iowa foster care system. The public is invited to help these remarkable Iowa high school students celebrate their graduation on Friday, May 18, 5-6:30 pm, in the Brock Student center at the Hawkeye Community College main campus on Orange Road.

Anyone interested in being a sponsor for this event or a donor to help these students can contact Diane Derifield at Cedar Valley's Promise. You can contact Diane Derifield by telephone at 319-291-2603, Ext. 1.

In addition, Reach Diane by email at: dneebel@dhs.state.ia.us. Any donations can be made payable to the Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center:  Make your check memo read: Graduation Celebration. Mail your donation to Cedar Valley's Promise, 1407 Independence Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa, 50703.      


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