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What is MILESTONES?

The purpose of MILESTONES is to Celebrate the Achievements of Foster Youth and recognize this important time of life for those foster youth who have just graduated from high school, reached their 18th birthday, or are working their way through college or a vocational school.  For any foster youth who is over 18, reaching a “significant” milestone could also include any of the following that you would like to celebrate publicly:

  • Completing a semester of college 
  • Receiving a vocational certificate 
  • Maintaining sobriety 
  • Getting an internship, job, or a promotion 
  • Moving into your first apartment or purchasing your first car 
  • Participating in a community service project 
  • Reconnecting with a sibling or family member

MILESTONES, is held each year in Ventura County and is an "Invitation-Only" event.  The MILESTONES event typically includes a keynote speaker, dinner, music, and a photo booth, as well as gifts and prizes for the foster youth being honored.  The invitation to be honored at Milestones applies to foster youth who have been in foster care in Ventura County at any time.

For foster youth, MILESTONES is designed to encourage you to take the time to see how far you’ve come, and also look ahead to the challenges and big decisions you’ll be facing.  We also want to encourage you to connect with people and agencies in our community that can provide resources to assist you during the time you are transitioning out of care and becoming more independent, so you can live on your own.

MILESTONES is sponsored by people and groups in our community who believe your accomplishments should be celebrated and this is a great time to do just that.  So, we encourage you to invite two guests who can be with you at the MILESTONES celebration.

We look forward to seeing you at MILESTONES.

Register by clicking here

For more information about Milestones, please contact John Franklin or Cristina Miranda at:

John Franklin – John.Franklin@Milestonesvc.org or 805-433-5171
Cristina Miranda – Cristina.Miranda@Milestonesvc.org or 805-366-4017

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