The pandemic has put a little crimp in our style since, because of social distancing, we are not able to host workshops or other events, but you can't keep a good organization down! YTIA was created to assist youths as they transition out of foster care and that process is still continuing. We are so blessed to be able to talk things through with young people who call us who just want someone to listen, or to offer an idea that they didn't think about. But now we are even more blessed to be able to use video conferencing to "see" each other. Thanks to a grant from City Education Partners, we are now even more involved in technology than ever before. There's always a silver lining to every dark cloud and we found it, thanks to CEP. We are learning a lot but hopefully we will be offering some fabulous short videos soon!
Mary E. Valdez is one of the co-founders of YTIA, an attorney with an interest in (hopefully) making things a little bit better.