ChildNet CEO and President Larry Rein's Latest Sun Sentinel South Florida 100 Opinion

On recent neighborhood walks I have admired posters congratulating children on their high school graduation.  A well-deserved parental gesture when traditional recognition and celebration are impossible. Equally deserving, if not more so, are Broward’s current and former foster children who have achieved similar milestones.  This year 28 will receive high school diplomas, 7 trade school certifications, 14 GEDs, 3 Bachelor’s, 1 Master’s and 1 Juris Doctorate degrees.  Certainly, rewarding to every individual and community organization that has and continues to support them.  Most of all, an amazing testament to the immense strength, resilience and talent of these remarkable individuals. CONGRATULATIONS!