FYI • June 25, 2010 • No. 13
The next FYI bulletin will be issued July 9, 2010
HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
150 youth and adults "Took Charge of Their Journey!" at the Michigan Teen Conference —Congratulations to the amazing Teen Conference Planning Committee chaired by Laura Mitchell of conference fiduciary Lutheran Social Services of Michigan. The conference featured foster care alumni Cherish Thomas and Danita Echols as the Keynote Speakers, both with a message for the youth surrounding the theme of the conference, "Take Charge of Your Journey." Several vendors and community partners provided workshops geared towards independent living skills and planning for a successful future. The Walk through Life activity allowed youth the opportunity to interact with community resources and businesses and practice some of the life skills they learned about at the conference. Thank you to all of the agencies who participated and to all of the youth who made it worthwhile! We are already looking forward to and anticipating next year's event!
STATE LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES
• DHS Budget bill—The next step for the FY 2011 DHS Budget is conference committee, with no firm date set for finalization.
STATE EXECUTIVE/ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES