Enhancing the Lives of Child, Youth and Families

Charity Name
Progressive Life Center, Inc.

Charity Type

CFC Number
12547

Cause Area

Transcript

Transcript for Progressive Life Center, Inc. CFC Video
09/28/2020

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Title Page: Progressive Life Center, Inc. logo; Video of hand opening a heart; Progressive Life Center, Inc.; Enhancing the lives of children, youth and families.

[Audio of Baby crying] A child should always have a loving home.
[Audio of Baby crying] For approximately 440,000 foster youth nationwide, this is not always the case.

[Video/Audio of Evette Clarke, Prince George’s County Regional Director] It really takes a coordinated community response to support vulnerable children.

[Transition Screen – Video with girl writing] THE ODDS AGAINST FOSTER KIDS: Youth in foster care experience post traumatic stress disorder at twice the rate of war veterans (reference -National Foster Youth Institute). FAMILIES ARE STEPPING UP: Reported in 2019, more than 2.6 million children lived in households headed by grandparents or other relatives (reference - The Annie E. Casey Foundation). EDUCATION CRISIS: Foster youth are three times more likely to be expelled and twice as likely to be suspended (reference - National Foster Youth Institute).

[Audio Narration with Evette Clarke, Prince George’s County Regional Director] Our children that we serve, they desire to live, full, healthy, prosperous lives like any other children.

[Video/Audio of Evette Clarke, Prince George’s County Regional Director] And it takes organizations like progressive life center to teach them new skills, to empathize with their situation, to link them to link them to community...

[Transition Screen] Photo with two girls holding hands

[Audio Narration with Evette Clarke, Prince George’s County Regional Director] Resources like counseling, mentoring and tutoring.

[Transition Screen] Photo with a boy and a girl with hands up looking at a computer

[Transition -END- Screen] What You Can Do To Help? – Donate with CFC logo and number (12547); Become a Foster Parent; Host Youth at a Career or Cultural Day; Spread the Word; “Progressive Life Center is recognized for its excellence nationwide”; Logo for: Council on Accreditation, Child Welfare League of America and the Association of Black Psychologists; (Progressive Life Center, Inc. logo); QR Code for www.progressivelifecenter.org; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter logo @PLCWithYou; picture of girl in the background standing up.

[Audio of Evette Clarke, Prince George’s County Regional Director] It really does take a village to raise a child. And so, collaboration really ends up being the key.

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