A graduate who helps foster youth is being highlighted by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.

Ashley Jaramillo (BA ’19) will be featured on CCCU’s social media Monday, October 12, 2020, as Fresno Pacific University’s 2021 Young Alumni Award nominee. The Visalia Campus alumna was nominated for creating a nonprofit called F.A.R. (Formal Attire Ready), which provides foster youth with attire appropriate for special events such as prom, graduation and other occasions they might not otherwise be able to enjoy. Jaramillo understands the challenges these teens face because she was a foster youth herself. “The idea is that with assistance from the F.A.R. project, foster youth will have a higher rate of participation in these events, allowing them to go further in life,” she says.

F.A.R. began as a project for a class in Jaramillo’s B.A. Business Administration: Organizational Leadership Emphasis program, and has received an award from the Visalia Chamber of Commerce. Read more about her at fresno.edu/pacific-magazine/article/ashley-jaramillo-helping-foster-youth-go-far

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Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations