Foster youth awareness event, 'Building Resilience and Hope,' April 7

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — “Building Resilience and Hope,” an awareness event about foster youth, will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 7, in the Founder’s Room of the Bryce Jordan Center, University Park.

The keynote speaker for the event is Penn State alumna Sharon M. McDaniel, Ed.D., founder, president and chief executive of A Second Chance, Inc.

Learn about Penn State’s new Fostering Lions Program, hear from students regarding their college journey, get updated on legislation, and engage in the discussion of foster youth from care, to graduation, and on to economic independence and healthier lives.

The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required here. Lunch will be provided.

The 2018 Awareness Event is sponsored by the Penn State Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and the Human Development and Family Studies Vladimir de Lissovoy Program Support Endowment for the Protection of Children.

For more information, contact Cheri McConnell at or 814-863-2193.

Last Updated March 01, 2018