Posts Tagged ‘Brent Kent’

Indiana Foster Youth to Receive National Award

Indiana foster youth Joshua Christian has been recognized for his advocacy by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Christian is a sophomore at Marian University, a member of the Indiana Youth Advisory Board and a Jim Casey Young Fellow. He is one of 12 recipients of the 2018 Adoption Excellence Award who…

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Glick Fund Awards Grant, Matching Funds

Indiana Connected By 25 was awarded a $50,000 grant by the Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. Indiana Connected By 25 is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit supporting youth who age out of the foster care system without permanent families. The Glick Fund’s gift will support Indiana Connected By 25’s efforts to improve education outcomes for foster youth…

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Foster Care Bill Unanimously Approved

The Indiana Senate unanimously approved a foster care bill Tuesday that aims to improve education outcomes for thousands of Indiana foster youth. The 50-0 vote in favor of the bill sends the measure back to the Indiana House. Lawmakers there can vote to approve Senate changes or send the bill to a conference committee to…

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Legislation strives to improve education outcomes for foster children

Legislation before the Indiana General Assembly aims to improve education outcomes for thousands of Indiana foster youth. The legislation authored by Representative Dale DeVon (R-Granger) would require the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to share data on the educational progress of children in Indiana’s foster care system. The…

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Nonprofit Elects Two New Board Members

Nonprofit Indiana Connected By 25 elects two new board members.  Megan Robertson and Dan Larner join the organization’s Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of leaders from the nonprofit, business, legal and academic communities of Indiana. Megan Robertson is the President and Owner of FrontRunner Strategies, a political consulting and issue advocacy firm.  She…

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Monnett hired as director of advancement

Indiana Connected By 25 has hired Scott D. Monnett.  He will serve as the new director of advancement.  Monnett has more than 15 years of experience.  He has worked in fundraising, community relations, annual giving, partnership engagement and organization development. Prior to taking the role at the nonprofit serving foster youth, Monnett worked in the…

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Tamika Catchings to keynote event

Indiana Connected By 25 is pleased to announce that four-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner, WNBA Champion and MVP Tamika Catchings will give an inspiring keynote speech at an evening benefiting foster youth. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 8, and will raise funds for the nonprofit’s programs. Catchings Helps Foster Youth “Indiana Connected By…

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Indiana nonprofit applauds bill signings

Nonprofit Indiana Connected By 25 praises Governor Eric Holcomb’s signing of two measures that will have dramatic effects on Indiana foster youth.  Senate Enrolled Act 366 (Driver’s Licenses for Foster Youth) and Senate Enrolled Act 497 (Medicaid for Former Foster Youth) were both signed by the Governor late Friday afternoon. The first measure allows teenagers in…

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General Assembly Could Pass Foster Youth Bills

Two bills that would have dramatic impact on Indiana foster youth are closer to becoming law this Indiana General Assembly session. General Assembly Considers SB 366 Senate Bill 366 (Driver’s Licenses for Foster Youth) allows teenagers in foster care to obtain a driver’s license. The bill also waives BMV fees, permits foster youth to take…

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