FYI • May 26, 2010 • No. 11
The next FYI bulletin will be issued June 11, 2010
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK
Federation Member Day at the Capitol drew 80+ members
On May 20, over 80 Federation member Executive Directors, Agency Staff, Member Agency Board Members, and Youth spent time with our legislative champions and leaders, and legislators who are expected to rise into new leadership positions following this election year. We were very pleased to have Foster Care Alum Cherish Thomas speak with us about her experiences growing up in the foster care system and her hope that her experiences can help to shape the future experiences of others. Cherish’s perspective helped to remind our group of the reasons we do the work we do. Cherish also served as a role model for the youth present from Starr Commonwealth and Holy Cross Children’s Services, as she has proved youth growing up in the foster care system can have outcomes they may never have dreamed of.
Register now for Sept. 15–17, 2010 Senior Management Conference!
We are in the process of lining up an outstanding group of presenters—each with an expertise and role critical to providing quality services to Michigan's vulnerable children and families. We are very excited about the wealth of information you will gain when you join us at Crystal Mountain!
You will leave the conference even better informed, inspired and invigorated. If you act on this early chance to register, you will insure your seat at the conference at the best possible price. Find the schedule and registration information at http://www.michfed.org; click on “annual conference.”
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