GB Magazine August 2022 - Page 8

Youth

Siblings Reconnect PROMISES 2 KIDS REUNITES FAMILY MEMBERS

Eddy ( 11 ) and

his twin siblings Eve and Erik ( 15 ) entered foster care in 2015 due to severe neglect . They have been
Padres game living apart since 2017 , so seeing each other monthly through Camp Connect has been their saving grace . Each opportunity gives them the chance to catch up , spend quality time together , and create new and lasting memories .
Promises2Kids is dedicated to creating a brighter future for foster children , offering programs that ensure youth
Camp Connect youth have the skills , opportunities , and resources to succeed . From the moment they enter care through adulthood , Promises2Kids provides the necessary support system .
There are over 3,000 current and former foster youth in San Diego County who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect . Many live apart from their siblings . Promises2Kids ’ Camp Connect reunites brothers and sisters through monthly visits , group outings and a summer camp .
20 youth recently attended a Padres baseball game . Watching a live game was a first for most of them . Siblings were all smiles as they enjoyed an afternoon of fun in the sun , wearing matching hats and enjoying hot dogs , pretzels and more .
For Eddy , Eve and Erik , the positive change in their mood was evident when they saw each other relishing every moment at their first game together . As a huge baseball and Fernando Tatis Jr . fan , Eddy was incredibly grateful for this experience with his siblings .
On September 12 , Promises2Kids will host its Dream On Concert Gala , presented by Kevin and Raegan Prior , at the La Jolla estate home of Joan Waitt . Over 500 philanthropists , community and business leaders dedicated to making a difference in the lives of foster children will gather to enjoy an elegant dinner followed by a private concert with a internationally recognized recording artist .
Funds raised will benefit foster youth like Eddy , Eve , and Erik . For tickets , tables and sponsorship opportunities , please visit www . Promises2Kids . org .
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