YMCA Youth and Family Services

Permanent Connections

Art, Culture, Community

MORE THAN a youth in foster care.
MORE THAN a statistic.
MORE THAN a label.

This is a unique opportunity for youth to freely share their talents, emotions, cultures, identities, and life stories through art in the presence of supportive connections. Youth are excited to showcase their art in the forms of dance, film, literature, music, photography and visual arts.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and live performances will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of artistic expression and leave with so much more. 


Permanent Connections helps families establish a lifetime network of support for children and youth who are disconnected from their biological family. Through a variety of services we:

  • Support youth in developing a healthy sense of identity and maintaining connections to important aspects of their culture and community;
  • Enable young adults emerging from care to live safely and productively within their communities
  • Increase connectedness, decrease dependence on the formal service system and enhance family-driven decision making.

Special thanks to our partners for making this event possible!