DCFYI held its annual birthday party on Saturday May 14 and it was the best yet! With 15 teens and 60 volunteers there, this was the biggest birthday party in DCFYI history. We were thrilled to celebrate the teens' birthdays, to have a chance for volunteers and teens to meet, to catch up, and to get to know each other better. And of course, we were pleased to just have fun together!
I often recall watching the film Dead Poets Society when I am engaged in work on the foster care system. In that movie there is a teacher, John Keating played by Robin Williams, who becomes an important influence in the lives of the young men in his English poetry class.