Foster Care Youth and Alumni Awareness Month Kicks Off with Lunch and Learn Series

May 14, 2021

Foster Care Youth and Alumni Awareness Month Kicks Off with Lunch and Learn Series

El Paso, Texas – May 5, 2021 –  Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) will launch a month-long youth conference series to celebrate Foster Care and Alumni Awareness.  The “Lunch and Learn” sessions are offered on Thursdays throughout the month of May and will offer mentoring, coaching, and employment opportunities.  An agenda is attached.

“Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Paso Del Norte Foundation has contributed $10,000 to fund this conference series.  We are grateful for the support and encourage young people who have aged out of the foster care system to join us,” said WSB CEO Leila Melendez.

Upon registering and committing to the series, participants will be eligible to receive a stipend incentive for attending each session.  After completing the series, laptops will be awarded to promote post-secondary education.  The last day of the series will include a mini job fair, interviews, and information about activating free in-state post-secondary education or enrollment in additional short-term training certifications.


Foster Care Awareness Month - Agenda

The media is invited to cover these events.  Onsite media contacts are Odette Flores-Ruiz and Lucio Glenn.


Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is celebrating over 20 years of serving as the leader and pacesetter in aligning and creating opportunities for skilled workers and employers. WSB advances education, employment, entrepreneurship, and economic development prospects in support of global competitiveness and regional prosperity. The organization’s service region encompasses Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, and Presidio counties. For more information about Workforce Solutions Borderplex, please contact Bianca Cervantes at (915) 252-0712 or visit



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Foster Care Youth and Alumni Awareness Month Kicks Off with Lunch and Learn Series