Youth rally for foster care awareness

McKeesport, PA (September 10, 2013) — Rallying for a good cause is nothing new to ResCare, particularly for the youth we support. ResCare Workforce Services Mon Valley Bridge youth and staff displayed this pride and demonstrated their “soul” at the Rally for Children in Pittsburgh to raise awareness during National Foster Month – a fitting event, as many youth in the program grew up in foster care.

Youth and staff gathered at the Rally for Children to raise awareness during National Foster Month.

Youth and staff from Mon Valley Bridge Workforce Services gathered at the Rally for Children to raise awareness during National Foster Month.

The Rally for Children was a joint initiative of Allegheny County’s Court Appointed Special Advocate Association and the Department of Human Services Systems Improvement Through Youth Council. Mon Valley Bridge was invited because of the support that they provide for those involved in foster care. A group of three staff and nine youth participated in the rally by displaying signage and listening to guest speakers.

When the speakers concluded, a DJ led the crowd in a 70’s themed “Soul Train” dance line where both kids and adults were able to have fun while also learning more about the thousands of youth who are currently in foster care.

“We had fun! It was informational as well as motivational,” Kathy McQuillan, project manager at Mon Valley Bridge, said. “The youth learned that there are a lot of people who care about them in spite of the challenges they face having grown up in the foster care system.”

Author: Moriah Dietrich