Panel Discussion on Foster Care
Through the generosity of the Coolidge Corner Theater and the film’s Director, Alice Stone, TPC hosted a private screening of “Angelo Unwritten,” a film that tells the story of Angelo, a gifted yet troubled youth, and Laura and Phil, his final set of foster parents, whom he meets after living in multiple foster homes.
For the first time on screen, we got a close-up look at a foster family in all its complexity and at their interactions with our state’s foster care systems. After the film, we were joined by current and former TPC grantees Boston CASA, Friends of the Children Boston, Sibling Connections, and Silver Lining Mentoring who, along with Ms. Stone, addressed questions from the audience about the film and some of the challenges that youth in the foster care system in Massachusetts must negotiate. Both the film and the panel delivered thoughtful commentary about how we can help to better serve the most vulnerable among us – children who cannot safely stay with their birth parents – as well as the adults who try their best to care for them.
If you were unable to attend this educational event, we feel that the panel discussion video stands on its own as a powerful and humbling reminder of the great need around us. Please join TPC in our efforts to fund such powerful non-profits as these.