Celebrating Our 2024 Graduates

May 1, 2024

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Help Us Celebrate Their Accomplishments

At Palmer Home for Children, we believe every child deserves a chance to succeed, regardless of their circumstances. As we approach graduation season, we invite you to join us in celebrating the remarkable achievements of our high school and college graduates who have overcome significant challenges to reach this milestone.

Overcoming the Odds

  • Nationwide, only about half of youth raised in foster care end up finishing high school. Less than 5% graduate from a four-year college while only 2-6% typically complete a degree from a two-year college.
  • Only 3% of young adults formerly in foster care graduate from college,  compared to the overall national college graduation rate of 59%.
  • Over 40% of school-aged children in foster care have educational difficulties.

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates and honor their resilience, determination, and unwavering spirit. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of foster youth and ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed.

Each year, we witness incredible stories of resilience and determination as our students graduate from high school and college. From overcoming trauma and adversity to excelling academically and pursuing their dreams, our graduates inspire us with their strength and perseverance.


How You Can Help

  • Make a Donation: Your generosity directly impacts the lives of our graduates, empowering them to pursue their goals and build a brighter future.
  • Become a Mentor: Share your knowledge and expertise with our graduates by becoming a mentor and offering guidance as they navigate the challenges of adulthood. Learn more here.
  • Spread the Word: Help us raise awareness about the importance of supporting foster youth in their journey to independence by sharing our campaign with your friends, family, and community.


“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” – Proverbs 31:8-9


Donate Today and Make a Lasting Impact

Your support enables us to continue providing life-changing programs and services to children in need. Join us in empowering our graduates to reach new heights and achieve their dreams. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to changing lives.


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