Foster Youth Students Get Recognition from San Diegans

| August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Promises2Kids hosted its annual Guardian Scholars Award Reception on Wednesday, July 10at the El Cortez Don Room. Over 250 attendees, including Guardian Scholar students, mentors, donors, sponsors and community members attended to honor this year’s Guardian Scholars.

Promises2Kids’ Guardian Scholars encourages foster youth to pursue higher education through community college, trade school or a university degree. The event will recognize former foster youth graduating and welcome new students in their education pursuit.

Promises2Kids creates a brighter future for foster children in San Diego. From the moment they come into foster care and through to adulthood, Promises2Kids provides the hope, support, and opportunities they need to change their lives for the better. Programs include Camp Connect, Guardian Scholars, Foster Funds, and the A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center. These programs assist Promises2Kids in its mission to create a brighter future for foster youth®.

Promises2Kids also welcomed 181 students into the Guardian Scholars program, making it the largest class to date, as well as honoring the 2019 Guardian Scholar graduates—26 college and 17 high school students.

2019 Guardian Scholar graduates are (back row from left to right) Joseph Robinson, Joseph Burton, Imani Cooper, Bo Kaimuloa, Jose Campas, Irma Barajas, Sarah Mugford, Reggie Roy; and (front row from left to right) Tiffany Teusch, Jessica Galkowski, Angel Camacho, and Casey Thomas.


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