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Access Inc's Fundraiser:

Foster Youth Fundraiser

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THE STORY:

Access, Inc. provides case management services to current and former foster youth ages 16 to 21 living in San Diego County. The goal of our Independent Living Skills (ILS) and San Pasqual Academy (SPA) is to assist current or former foster youth to transition to successful and responsible adulthood by providing supportive case management, educational guidance, life skills training and work, and work readiness training.

While our staff of dedicated youth case managers work tirelessly to help our youth achieve these goals including obtaining their diploma or GED, maintaining a job, or looking towards a career, the reality is that the youth we serve lack the means to cover basic necessities.

The donations will allow us support the every day requests for financial support services to cover these basic needs to achieve their goals.

With your help and our guidance, these youth can achieve great things. One notable young woman, we will call "Sarah" had a career goal at age 17--to become a lawyer.

She was placed into our "Law Career Academy" to work with the attorney of our VAWA Legal Program-- a program that specializes in working with immigrant victims of domestic violence and child abuse. In less than two months time, Sarah learned how to write a persuasive memo for a victim, was introduced to local law professors and lawyers who encouraged her to sit in on a class and ask questions about law school, and finally, was exposed to an area of public interest law that she did not realize was possible.

In the words of her supervising attorney, "I was truly impressed by her maturity, ability to argue the facts in a clear and persuasive memo, and her enthusiasm in helping others. I had to remind myself that she was only 17. She will do great things and will be a definite asset to the legal profession."

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