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Local child advocates join Youth Villages board

Laura Crago and Bill Roberts join to support children and families ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Youth Villages North Carolina announces the addition of two new members to its local board: Laura Crago, director of training and development for Givens Communities, and Bill Roberts, president and owner of Market Commercial Real Estate. As a leader in teamwork and organizational development, Crago recently made the move to Givens Communities, a nonprofit retirement community. Through this, she has a passion for engaging our most vulnerable communities for a better quality of life. “I have the opportunity to empower teams to support our elderly community,” Crago said. “As a board member, I want to take that same energy and help Youth Villages focus on strengthening families and offer guidance on opportunities where children are given a wide range of options for success while investing in their future.” Roberts is the owner of Market Commercial Real Estate, a client-­focused brokerage company providing leasing, sales and tenant representation throughout western North Carolina. “As a husband and father, I want to be a voice for building strong families in my Asheville,” Roberts said. “I want to change the conversation and help Youth Villages provide families the support and structure that all children need today and in the future.” The new board members join the current board chaired by Jesica Averhart, executive director of Leadership Triangle in Durham....

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Youth Villages on quest to find Holiday Heroes throughout several states

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Crissy Lintner, Director of Marketing and Communications, Youth Villages 901-251-4832 (office) or 901-461-3139 (cell); crissy.lintner@youthvillages.org MEMPHIS, TENN. (Nov. 1, 2017) – Youth Villages is seeking Holiday Heroes for children in various    programs throughout several states, including Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon and Tennessee. A Holiday Hero helps fulfill the holiday wish list for a child who has experienced trauma or has a history of emotional or behavioral health issues. To become a Holiday Hero, individuals, families, or groups, such as businesses or church congregations, may request a child’s wish list by visiting...

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Aging Out Foster Youth Receive Support from Local NASCAR Driver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Joey Logano Foundation donates $142,000 to Youth Villages CONTACT:     Tara Robertson, MBA                             803-528-7373                             tara.robertson@youthvillages.org   CHARLOTTE, N.C. – One hundred youth aging out of foster care in the Charlotte area just got a needed boost to assist them as they transition out of state custody, thanks to a recent grant from the Joey Logano Foundation (JLF). The contribution will support the Youth Villages YVLifeSet program designed to help youth aging out of foster care. “At the Joey Logano Foundation, we are proud of our commitment to inspire others to live a life of generosity. That’s one of the reasons why supporting Youth Villages is such a great fit for us,” said Brittany Logano, JLF vice-chair and secretary, as well as Joey’s wife. “We hope our pledge to support the work this great organization is doing to help foster kids successfully transition to adulthood will encourage others to lend their support as well.” The partnership with JLF comes at a critical time for North Carolina as the number of youth aging out of foster care continues to rise. A recent statewide study shows a 10 percent increase from 2016 in the number of youth aging out of foster care. “We are extremely grateful to the Joey Logano Foundation for recognizing the important work Youth Villages is doing to support children and families, as...

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