Emilia’s Story

Emilia joined the Y’s early childhood program shortly after being put in foster care. She was shy and quiet and had troubles making friends. The Y worked with her foster parents to build trust and emotional support.

As Emilia began to transition to be reunited with her mom, the Y offered extra support to provide a place where everyone care for her. Today Emilia thrives in the Pre-K room. Her mom is active in her education and Emilia has made lots of friends in class.

Emilia found a love in reading books and loves to act out stories with her friends. She is going to be very successful in kindergarten!