Teens Gotta Believe
High School Students host sporting events to support teens in foster care and raise awareness about the urgent need for loving permanent families for older youth.
North Shore High School basketball event helps foster kids
Ivan Mendez, 22, of Brooklyn, and other young athletes participated in a day of basketball games and clinics to help raise funds for You Gotta Believe, an organization that connects older youth in foster care to permanent adoptive families before they age out of the system, Saturday, April 2, 2016, at North Shore High School in Glen Head. Credit: Danielle Finkelstein
‘Etched in Sand’ inspires Glen Head teen’s foster kid event
Inspired by the best-selling memoir “Etched in Sand,” North Shore High School junior Ryan O’Day, 17, organized a fundraiser to benefit older foster children, who often age out of the system without finding an adoptive family and are at risk of becoming homeless. Teens Gotta Believe is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 2, 2016, at North Shore High School in Glen Head. O’Day stands by a sign posted outside the high school on March 30, 2016.