Much like Landrieu put it at the event, every human wants familial support at every stage of life’s journey — at your wedding day, your son or daughter’s birth, a loss of a loved one, etc. We all need family throughout our entire life, not just through the teen years until we’re legally an adult.
There is so much more we could mention of the meritorious ideas put forth. To find out more about the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s 2013 Foster Youth Internship policy report, go to ccainstitute.org and find out how you can help support these incredible youth and their ideas.
These are the American patriots we should be supporting, and the time to start is now.
Michael Shank, a former congressional staffer, directs the foreign policy program at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. John Fair, a 2013 congressional intern for Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., presented on “Managing Foster Youth Records: Improving Access to Ensure Success” and is studying social work and business in Florida.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.