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Support Foster Youth Ascend to New Heights by Climbing 14,000-ft Mt. Shasta!

For the past six years, Daniel from Fostering Media Connections (FMC) has been leading a group of current and former foster youth and adults supporters up the steep, snowy slopes of Mt. Shasta to raise money for FMC. FMC's mission is to harness the power of journalism and media to improve the lives of vulnerable children and youth.

For Kevin Clark, who charged up the mountain on their first climb back in 2012 and has joined on all but one Shasta ascent since, the so-called Foster Youth Questival became his gateway to serious mountaineering.

Last year, Terrick Bakhit and his foster brother Antawn Christopher were able to join. Both had never seen snow before. But on Father’s Day 2016 a freak snowstorm blew over Shasta, dumping almost a foot of snow.

For Heather Matheson, who has been with the Questival for the last four climbs, Shasta became a place where she conquered her fears and built confidence.

And that is just the youth. For Daniel, like all the adult supporters who make this strenuous journey, the days on the mountain are ones you never forget. Shasta becomes a time and a place to forge relationships that are not easily broken.

You can sign up to join us on the climb or you can donate!

All the funds go back into the Foster Youth Questival and FMC's Youth Voice Initiative, which trains current and former foster youth how to produce solution-based journalism.

Please support the 6th Annual Foster Youth Questival! --->
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