May 2014

Teen volunteer advocates for foster care and adoption

Tory Deluhery, the current Miss Keystone’s Outstanding Teen, has been competing in pageants since she was 11 years old—nearly as long as her family has been fostering children. So when it came time to choose a platform to promote as she moved on to compete for the title of Miss America Outstanding Teen, it seemed only natural that she would select foster care and adoption.

Education key to success – for both youth-service participants and staff members

Lisa Kilpatrick, program manager for Diakon's Bridge Program in Delaware County, Pa., is the proud new recipient of a master’s degree in Public Administration from West Chester University—thanks in part to Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries’s Tuition Assistance Program.