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Graduating and Growing

Back in May, we graduated 10 students from our program, making Spring 2021 our largest cohort to-date. We are so proud of the dedication and tenacity displayed by each and every young adult who pushed through 18 weeks of training despite the obstacles they faced. We believe that each student is better prepared for work (and life) because of their effort and this program. Well done, young ones!!


Summer Success Stories

This summer we took six graduates through our License to Drive program. We provided an online driver’s education course, six hours of behind the wheel instruction, and hands-on support, all free of charge to our Seen and Heard alumni. We are so thankful to E&M Economy Driving school for accommodating our youth’s busy schedules, and for having such caring and encouraging instructors! We also wish to thank our amazing Alumni Leaders who transported students to and from their behind-the-wheel classes! Eve, Jeffrey and Vivian, we couldn’t have done it without your help!


New Partners, More Students!

This fall will be our largest student roster since we began over two years ago. We are so thankful that our reputation has brought new agencies to serve and young people to empower. We are excited to be running four cohorts this fall, two of which are supporting new agencies: Sycamores and United Friends of the Children. We’ve even had an additional cohort open due to some amazing social workers at DCFS who referred their youth as well! Every student we meet is a gift — and while we are excited to be growing, we are determined to keep our focus on the individual, not the numbers. Youth coming out of mass systems need personal attention, and we’re committed to making sure each and every student feels personally attended to.


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We try not to flood your inbox with emails, so the best way to stay up to date on what we do and why we do it is by following us on Instagram or Facebook. We’re a great resource for young folks in the system as well as inspiring those outside of the system to get involved!

Thank you so much for the ways you enable the work we do, whether by your financial contribution or cheering us on from the sidelines. We feel so blessed to have your support!


Regan Williams 
CEO Seen and Heard


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