Since its inception, the Foundation for Foster Children has recognized youth who have risen above the odds to achieve great success. In 2016 the award was named the “Covelli Award of Courage”, honoring the late Albert Covelli and his family, owners of Covelli Family Limited Partnership. The Covelli family continues to support the Foundation and the local foster children we serve personally and through a partnership with Panera Bread. This year’s award recipient is Nayef.
Nayef is kind and loves professional soccer. He is responsible, and never makes excuses. He is working hard towards his GED and was awarded student of the month at Orlando Tech within a couple of months. His attitude and approach to life since aging out of the foster care system have inspired us so much. After informing him that he was our winner, Nayef said “I’ve realized that I have an Advocate that cares about me. This is a big deal!”
Congratulations to Nayef!