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Film to show challenges of the foster care system

'Rebecoming Me' to premier in Denver on Jan. 17
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Created in partnership with Cobbled Streets and Common Sense Institute and presented by the Morgridge Family Foundation and PBS12, “Rebecoming Me” will premier in Denver on Jan. 17.

In addition to the screening, the event will include a discussion of challenges faced by individuals in Colorado’s foster care system. The expert panel includes CSI Child Welfare Fellow John Farnam of Morgridge Family Foundation, Shari Shink of Cobbled Streets, Ann Ayers of Raise the Future, Vanecia Kerr of Mile High United Way, and Mitch Devito, who is featured in the film. The conversation will be hosted by former 9NEWS anchor Kyle Dyer.


Screening of “Rebecoming Me” followed by discussion of Colorado’s foster care system Rebecoming Me, a film featuring the stories of five individuals with lived experience in the foster care system will premier at an event in Denver on Jan. 17. The premier is created in partnership with Cobbled Streets and Common Sense Institute and presented by the Morgridge Family Foundation and PBS12.


Wednesday, Jan. 17

5:30 p.m.


Denver Academy

4400 East Iliff Avenue Denver, CO 80222

Coloradans who encounter the foster care system often face lifelong challenges, leading to adverse outcomes that take both a human toll and an economic toll. According to a recent study by Common Sense Institute (CSI), the recent average of 213 foster youth who age out of Colorado’s foster system per year result incur lifetime costs to taxpayers ranging from $66 million to $73 million, or between $309,614 and $343,453 per person per year.

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