Monthly Archives: January 2012

Great story out of Alabama about two amazing former foster-youth who are now succeeding in college.

Written on January 29, 2012 at 2:52 am, by

“Hudson, a social work major with a 3.7 grade-point average, said his turning point came when a mentor showed him a path to his future. Social worker Alice Westery “saw me as a regular child,”Hudson said. “She helped me inspire change within me. (People in the foster care system) actually believed in me.” Link toContinue Reading

Great story about some former foster-youth in South Dakota who are making their way through college.

Written on January 23, 2012 at 2:55 am, by

“Hernandez feels the same. He is now a student at South Dakota State University where he is studying architecture. He still keeps in touch with some of his foster parents. There are still areas of his life that are touched by his past. He doesn’t have a home to go to over the holidays, orContinue Reading

Amazing story of foster-youth who has overcome huge difficulties. He’s succeeding at college and is now an advocate for foster-youth himself!

Written on January 17, 2012 at 2:56 am, by

From the article: As president of his local Youth Advisory Board and a peer mentor with Kids Central, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit agency, McCullough is that voice. He listens to kids in foster care and those who “age out” of the system, and takes their concerns to lobbyists in Tallahassee, Fla. He conducts speaking seminarsContinue Reading

Great story about a new law in California raising the age limit at which foster youth age out of the system from 18 to 21

Written on January 11, 2012 at 3:08 am, by

Key quote from a foster-youth: “I’m not grown up all the way, but I’m getting there,” Franks said. “For the youth that want to shoot high, they’re going to need help if they’re going to get off on the right foot.” Link the full story here.

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