We serve many children at KidsPeace, and sometimes we're fortunate enough to learn what they are up to once they leave our care.


In the case of Christopher Pelletieri, who was adopted by Christine and Peter Pelletieri from the Kingston FCCP office in 2009, it is heartwarming news. Pelletieri was recognized by The Saugerties Community Youth Awards Committee for good deeds and actions.


Ms. Fraske, one of his former teachers at Mount Marion Elementary School, nominated him, saying his “courage and bravery has touch my heart.” She adds that “after having a rough, challenging start in life, he has incredibly managed to grow strong emotionally, socially and academically over the past three years.”


The award is recognized and supported by the town and village of Saugerties, N.Y., the Saugerties Central School District, the Saugerties Boys and Girls Club and Family of Woodstock, a local social services agency.


Congratulations to Pelletieri! If you have a positive story you would like to share about any other former KidsPeace clients, please email kpinfo@kidspeace.org.