Amazing story of foster-youth who has overcome huge difficulties. He’s succeeding at college and is now an advocate for foster-youth himself!
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 seminars and teaches life skills classes, showing kids how to cook, fill out job applications, and succeed independently. For his service to foster children in the community, FosterClub recognized McCullough as one of 100 Outstanding Young Leaders in 2010.
“I want every foster kid to have a chance like I had,” says McCullough. “Talents are given to be used. If you allow somebody the opportunity, they will go out and use those talents for the better.”