For 40 years, families have been experiencing change and renewed hope through this program. It is the best of reasons to celebrate. This June, we hosted our fourth annual Graduate Reunion, inviting graduate families to join with us in a time of family fun, cultivating re-connection.
Graduates as far back as 2010 joined us for food and festivities at Macken Park in North Kansas City. With Smokehouse BBQ to fill bellies, we heard stories of children’s activities, teens headed to college, graduates finishing college, and families taking steps toward buying their own homes.
Children lined up to take their swing at the piñata…
and piled in as candy spilled. Dairy Queen ice cream helped break the heat. Laughter, excitement, and gratitude were widespread through the entire event.
This is hope restored. We get the opportunity day in and day out to establish stability, teach accountability, and foster family growth. There are days of encouragement, of obstacles hurdled and goals reached. This celebration of years past and families strengthened is one of the many reasons we are so proud to be Hillcrest Hope.