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“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
Written on January 29, 2012 at 2:52 am
Great story about some former foster-youth in South Dakota who are making their way through college.
“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
Written on January 23, 2012 at 2:55 am
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 seminarsContinue Reading
Written on January 17, 2012 at 2:56 am
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
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.
Written on January 11, 2012 at 3:08 am
“Far too few foster kids know how to seek help when it’s needed. “After years of being labeled as ‘legal orphans,’ they are loathe to come forward, so institutions they attend are unaware of their needs,” she says. “We tell them to speak up and let people know they need help. We need more safe,Continue Reading
Written on December 21, 2011 at 3:10 am
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