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Transforming Child and Youth Care

Steve Bewsey Fund
for Child & Youth Care Innovation & Education

Your donation to the Academy goes into the Steve Bewsey Fund for Child & Youth Care Innovation & Education.  We use the money to fund small innovative youth work projects and scholarships for CYCs who need help accessing Academy professional development programs.

Steve Bewsey Fund for Child & Youth Care Innovation & Education

Steve Bewsey, aka Santa, giving a ‘thumbs up’ for Texas youth and families with Texas Governor Rick Perry

In 2014, the Texas Youth & Child Care Association (TYCCWA) established this fund  in recognition of Steve’s leadership in promoting new ideas and innovation in the field of youth services.  Over the three decades of Steve’s career, he was one of the early advocates for strengths-based approaches and served on the TYCCWA board for many years.  The TYCCWA proclamation creating the fund stated:

“In recognition of your willingness to do the UNDOABLE, to support the UNSUPPORTABLE.  Your Stellar example over the years redefined the Possibilities and reminds us that the Risks of Reform are work taking
(August 2014).”

The Academy for Competent Youth Work, the fund manager, is a 501c3, tax exempt, charitable organization. Your donation is deductible from US Federal income taxes as an educational/charitable donation.

Please consider scheduling monthly donations and building a legacy by including the fund in your will.


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