First Annual 5K Run & Walk
The New Foster Care's first annual 5K Run and Walk took place on October 1st, 2022 in downtown Lake Orion.
91 participants came to support our young adults aging out of foster care, a population most disadvantaged. 1 in 3 youth with experience in foster care experience homelessness by age 21*.
Proceeds from the event went to TNFC's Bridge program, preparing young people with experience in foster care for their transition to adulthood. The program uses an individualized process, engaging them in their own futures planning, as well as providing developmentally appropriate and appealing supports and services.
* 2018 statistics gathered from: www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/report/nytd-services-and-outcomes-reports