Six Casa Valentina residents were recognized for their accomplishments and hard work with Miami Youth SHINE Shining Star Awards.

Florida Youth SHINE (Striving High for Independence aNd Empowerment) is a youth-run, peer-driven organization that empowers current and former foster youth to become leaders and advocates within their communities.

We are so proud of KB, SB, TB, RD, JM and KS!

Our Program Director, Natalia Giordano, received an award for her outstanding support of our clients, and Casa Valentina was honored for our ongoing service to youth who have aged out of foster care.

Best of all, our very own Angel ran the whole show, in her capacity as President of the Miami Chapter of Youth SHINE. It was a great evening for Casa Valentina and our clients!