50 current and former foster youth were honored for their academic accomplishments at a special celebration held today at the Wisconsin Executive Residence. First Lady Tonette Walker joined Department of Children and Families Secretary Eloise Anderson for DCF’s sixth annual Foster Youth Graduation Ceremony, which recognizes young adults for their recent graduations from high school or other post-secondary educational milestones.
First Lady Tonette Walker and Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Eloise Anderson honored six outstanding foster families, a foster youth, and numerous foster care advocates at a special ceremony in the Assembly Chamber of the State Capitol.
Six families received a 2018 Governor’s Foster Care Awards, recognizing the inspiring efforts of foster families throughout Wisconsin. Receiving awards were: Josh and Jamie Blau of Seymour, Pam Mathias and Tammy Stodola of Verona, Roger and Phyllis Nagel of Bruce, Bob and Nan Pieper of Sun Prairie, Janice and Raymond Stelzer of Plover, and Cary and Natalie Underwood of Menomonee Falls.
The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) has joined the statewide campaign to strengthen children and families in a novel way – with the launch of a community-wide license plate campaign. In partnership with the Celebrate Children Foundation, DCF is calling on you to purchase a Celebrate Children license plate which supports increased access to education, programs and services designed to strengthen families across Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) recently expanded its communication channels to include a new Twitter account aimed at providing Wisconsin families, foster youth, agency partners, and interested citizens with timely information about DCF efforts to improve the economic and social well-being of Wisconsin’s children, youth and families.
“By providing this additional communication resource, we hope that families will have better knowledge of the services offered by the Department and our partners,” said DCF Secretary Eloise Anderson.
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