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YWCA program holds summer celebration

The Columbian

SHUMWAY — Youth who participate in YWCA Clark County’s Independent Living Skills program had the opportunity to celebrate at a socially-distanced summer event on July 21 in the organization’s parking lot. “These youth have all aged out of the foster care system and are learning to live on their own. ILS supports their quest for independence with a range of services, from teaching adult living skills to securing food, housing, employment, and health care,” Kit Kuran, Independent Living Skills program director, said in a news release. “Our annual summer celebration is something they all look forward to, so we wanted to find a way to make it happen this year.” While the program serves about 80 people, YWCA limited the number of participants to 12, only allowing a few at a time. Six youth attended, participating in a variety of activities, including a tie-dye shirt station. Food was provided by Little Conejo. “I think it was a chance to let the youth that we serve know that we’re still here even through everything that has gone on,” Kuran said.