Lamar Graham offers insight, inspiration as foster care alumnus
An alumnus of foster care, Lamar Graham is director of the Heart to Heart Food Pantry for First Community Church in Columbus, Ohio. There, he has greatly increased volunteers at the food pantry as well as local business donations. In addition, he has created a welcoming atmosphere – with music, recipes and cooking demonstrations. Graham has also worked on initiatives to support foster youth in higher education and is a highly regarded and inspiring foster alumni trainer for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program.
In his spare time, he works at a recreation center, organizing basketball, volleyball and movie nights for local youth. He also teaches Sunday school and mentors other youth, including his foster brothers.
Graham received a 2015 Casey Excellence for Children Award for foster care alumni.