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Category: Youth Support

A Letter From Farmer Theo

A Letter From Farmer Theo

Theo Bunch heads up our Healthy Living team. Here is a heartfelt letter he wrote about a typical day on our Gillis Campus farm site.

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Experiencing the Meaning of the Season

Experiencing the Meaning of the Season

The Cornerstones of Care Gift Gallery – a long-standing tradition on our Gillis Campus – allows parents we serve to shop for gifts for their entire family at no cost. This year, its legancy continued as 1,304 gifts, plus items to meet basic needs (coats, hats, clothing, diapers, etc.), were distributed to 564 individuals from 178 families. Kiara and her five children were one of those families.

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Now We’re Cooking! [Sautéed Kale + Bacon Recipe]

Now We’re Cooking! [Sautéed Kale + Bacon Recipe]

As part of our healthy living and food systems program, youth learn to grow and prepare fruits and vegetables, and are empowered to share the food and lessons with their families and neighbors. Last week, they had the opportunity to harvest, prepare and taste something new – kale! You, too, can try your hand and recreate their recipe at home!

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When I was a Kid ... I Didn't Know I was Being Abused

When I was a Kid ... I Didn't Know I was Being Abused

Colby, now 23, didn’t understand what abuse was as a child. His family didn’t know the long-lasting effects of child abuse. Now, he’s speaking out against child abuse so that more families know and understand what abuse is, and how to prevent it.

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Alex Smith Honored for Work with Foster Youth

Alex Smith Honored for Work with Foster Youth

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and his wife Elizabeth are dedicated to helping foster care youth achieve their academic dreams. Together, they have been a life-changing partner for many young people in our YES (Youth Educational Success) Program. We are so pleased to be honoring Alex and Elizabeth for all they have done at our Spirit Awards on April 22 at the Kansas City Convention Center.

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