At DHF, we know that the children of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Ultimately, our work aims to create healthy environments for young people to grow and thrive. Here are some of our favorite pictures of children whose smiles and laughter remind us why we do the work that we do.
Every year, students from Universities visit DHF, do home stays with farmworker families, and learn about issues facing residents in the San Joaquin Valley. Students also spend time with DHF youth, conducting college workshops and other educational projects.
DHF youth in Lost Hills Prepared and frosted 700 cupcakes for a community activity for the Paramount Fall Festival on November 6, 2011. The Fall Festival was a ribbon cutting and celebration of their newly renovated park and Community center.
Three of the moms did all the baking with the help of their children. The cupcakes were baked in the homes and the youth came together to prepare for the celebration. The activity was a success! All the children that came to the festival were able to decorate their own cupcake. We had 30 youth Vecino volunteers on Saturday and 18 volunteers hosting the activity on Sunday.
Special guests included Gavin Newsom and Lynda Resnick.