Fostering Strength 2016

Travis Lloyd: Overcoming Emotional TraumaOn May 19, 2016, Junior League of Cedar Rapids hosts JLCR: Fostering Strength, Iowa’s largest foster care advocacy event. JLCR is honored to host Travis Lloyd as keynote speaker for our 2016 event. Travis Lloyd is a mental health professional, speaker, hiphop artist, foster care expert, and mentor. He is also the author of Overcoming Emotional Trauma. You can learn more about Mr. Lloyd on his website.

Proceeds from the Fostering Strength fundraiser support Junior League of Cedar Rapids’ Bridging the G.A.P. project, which assists local foster care youth through a variety of activities. Click here for more information on Bridging the G.A.P.

There are more than 900 youth in the foster care system in Linn County alone. Come learn more about how we can work together to make life better for those who otherwise might fall between the cracks.

Event details:
Fostering Strength
May 19, 2016
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Doubletree Downtown Cedar Rapids

Keynote Speaker: Travis Lloyd (Author of Overcoming Emotional Trauma)

Ticket includes Luncheon and access to our exclusive Cash and Carry Market

There will be a raffle to win several great prizes during the event.


There’s still an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local foster youth! Use the link below to support Junior League of Cedar Rapids’ Bridging the G.A.P. project.

Apartment in a Suitcase $400

Suitcase Refresher Pack $60

AMP Meal $100

Buddy Outing $25


Tickets are available at the door!














Fostering Strength Table Sponsors

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bohr Dahm Greif & Associates, P.C.

Clifton Larson Allen

Dermatology Clinic of Iowa

Farmers State Bank

Foundation 2

Four Oaks

Holmes Murphy & Associates LLC


OPN Architects

Raining Rose

Ryan Companies

Samyn Family

TD&T Financial Group

Transamerica Women’s Impact Network

United Way of East Central Iowa

Van Meter, Inc.


Fostering Strength Table Hostesses

Darline Reid
Cally Murray
Jenny Skogman
Jessica Samyn
Megan Moran
Molly Baynes
Nicole Ridge
Oline Stigers
Sam McGrane
Samantha McManus