Thursday, June 3, 2010

Foundation Newsletter Features THP+ Youth

Claribell entered Fresno’s foster care system at the age of eleven (11). Without the support of her divorced husband, Clare’s mother was simply unable to provide adequate care for her three sons and three daughters. Clare was one of the fortunate ones. After a number of temporary placements, she was sent to live with the Kennedy family in Clovis where she has resided for the past five years. She fondly refers to them as “my grandparents.”

Claribell doesn’t want to forget what she’s been through in life, but she isn’t going to let anything hold her back either.
Following her graduation from high school in 2008, Claribell attended Fresno City College for three semesters but took this past semester off to figure out what she wants to do with her life. Sensing that she would greatly benefit from the mentoring that the BEN-E-LECT FOUNDATION provides young adults with Clare’s background, she was referred to us in December, 2009, by Donna Her, a caring case worker at Aspiranet, one of the area’s largest Foster Family Agencies. Because of her positive attitude, delightful personality, and engaging smile, Clare quickly gained the enthusiastic endorsement of the foundation’s Board of Directors.
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The mission of the BEN-E-LECT FOUNDATION is to serve as a catalyst for under-mentored young adults,helping them realize their full potential by equipping them with the tools they need to build a future filled with promise and fulfillment.

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