BeREAL (Ready Educated Accomplished Leaders) in New Orleans hosted not one but TWO Easter egg hunts, for their partners Greater New Orleans & Jefferson Foster & Adoptive Parent Associations and CASA New Orleans.
More than 135 children, youth, and adults got into the Easter fun with traditional egg hunts, games, prizes, food, and music. The kids scattered all around the property on the hunt for eggs and prizes, and every face had a smile on it. The weather totally cooperated and the grownups had as much fun as the kids.
BeREAL provides transition services out of a renovated gymnasium, where youth (13-25) aging out of their foster homes find training, support, and mentoring programs. Activities like the egg hunts help to raise awareness and encourage community engagement and support for Louisiana’s foster youth.