Community Partners of Lubbock, the Lubbock Area Foundation and the Junior League of Lubbock have together awarded nearly $9,000 to BCFS’ Lubbock Transition Center.

The money was given in support of the center's special programs that celebrate academic achievement and positive decision making by the youth and young adults of which it serves.

BCFS’ Lubbock Transition Center provides services for youth in, and aging out of, the foster care system and those at risk of homelessness and other challenges. The center provides youth with case management, counseling, and assistance with education, employment and housing.

A quick breakdown of the nearly nine thousand dollars awarded to BCFS is as follows:

$4,750 pledged from the Community Partners of Lubbock in support of the annual "Hope Chest" event that honors those in foster care  who are graduating from high school or college.

The Lubbock Area Foundation contributed $2,950 dollars towards emergency funds as well as the "Court Improvement Project" which is allowing court hearings to be held in the less intimidating and and more- relaxed atmosphere of the transition center.

The last $1,200 came by way of the Junior League of Lubbock in support of "Alumni Nights" where young adults who aged out of foster care are invited back for dinner, fellowship and an opportunity to share big news happening in their lives.

“We are extremely honored and thankful to receive these grant awards,” said Kami Jackson, BCFS Lubbock Transition Center director. “Community Partners of Lubbock, the Lubbock Area Foundation and Junior League all work to invest in the future of our community, and their recognition of the center shows that they believe in the good work we do for Lubbock’s youth.”

For more information about BCFS, go to www.discoverbcfs.net/Lubbock.