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Mockingbird Times - October, 2013

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Better Futures For Youth

An Experience of a Lifetime

An Experience of a Lifetime

The Mockingbird Luncheon was the second biggest moment of my life. I never thought in a million years that I would do anything like this. There were a few last minute changes, and a lot of hectic things going on in my life as well, I can honestly say I had 2 weeks of hardcore everyday practicing!

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My Amazing Case Worker

New Horizons Case Manager, Ken Nsimbi

As many of you know, there are many homeless youth in the state of Washington, but few know of the services provided for youth in need. As a homeless youth, I received a lot of resources from local service providers, but not as much personal support as I needed. A while back I ended up going to New Horizons Ministries and met Ken Nsimbi.

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

As we enter fall, we are meeting with elected officials and policy-makers to ensure our work continues to move forward. We want all youth in foster care to have the opportunity to enroll in the Extended Foster Care program, we want the Mockingbird Family Model to be the way our foster care system does business, and we want to eliminate homelessness for all youth and young adults. In short, we want world class systems of care for our young people who need it most. Together we are getting closer, but we ain’t done yet.

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Short Term 12 Movie Captures the Group Home Experience for Youth

Short Term 12 shows the hardships and struggles of youth and adults who have to deal with the foster care and homelessness systems. This movie branches out to the hearts of all who strive for a better outcome, in recognition of their past. I highly recommend this film to everyone for a captivating experience in the lives of youth and associates of group homes.

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Introducing Kristina Mageau

Her professional background lines up perfectly with the work that we do. She has been working with youth and young adults for approximately five years. She also has two and a half years of journalism experience, and has been advocating and volunteering for non-profits for over a decade.

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Thank you!

The Mockingbird Society would like to thank the extraordinary individuals, organizations, and corporations who made our 7th Annual Benefit Luncheon a success. Together we raised more than $270,000 to support The Mockingbird Society’s innovative advocacy programs. We appreciate your passion, commitment, and generosity toward building worldclass systems of care that support our children, youth and families.

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Insanity

You have grown so fast and too far away.
grown from my heart and faded with my memories.
lost to time, pursued in dreams.
Disregarded little things.
your name means nothing to this mind now lost it.
your face confuses this heart once saw it.
obscured now by retrospection.
Set adrift in this accommodation,
This recess so merciless yet so unresponsive
Failing to comply to this insanity,
renounce this visage.
A empty grave of what used to be.
abandon this place, A forgotten tomb.
Leave it to no one, let the world retake us.
Like a flower bloom in the spring,
our time is precious.

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Chapter Voice

Mockingbird Youth Network: Our Voice. Our Future
Yakima Youth at the Legislative Thank You Event

We are excited for the new season to come together as a re-energized chapter with new members and a new Engagement Specialist. To name a few things, we are planning to outreach to more foster and homeless youth in the area through the new Facebook group.

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