Last year, the CCS Independent Living Program (ILP) helped 136 youth who have been in foster care develop life skills on their way to becoming responsible, independent adults.
ILP hosted their 8th annual Christmas craft night in December at the Kroc Center where youth created gifts for Christmas. Gifts included glass lanterns, sugar body scrub, decorative Post-It holders, rustic painted mason jars, and colorful coasters. There was a fully stocked gift wrap and card making station so they could package their creations to take home as gifts. Volunteers from the community came to teach some of the crafts. Each youth won two store-bought gifts in the raffle and two grand prizes of $50 gift cards were awarded.