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Lee’s Story

Third time’s a charm My name is Daniel but everyone calls me Lee.  I graduated from Appalachian State University (ASU) in 2015 with a degree...
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Your Door to Success

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Who I Am

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Stay in Foster Care

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Tell Your Own Story

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I Am Not a Statistic

Alexis’s Story

Getting Outside My Comfort Zone. My name is Alexis. I’m a junior at Western Michigan University. Doing things outside of my comfort zone changed my...

Yesica’s Story

  It was really hard for me to go back to school, I was scared and didn’t have a lot of self-confidence.  I was worried...

Bette’s Story

Social Justice for Forster Care Youth I’m twenty-eight and a grad student in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. I entered foster care...

Because of Foster Care I Can…

See current and former foster youth's true worth. - Kathy J. Quickly read a kitchen and open the silverware drawer on the first try. -...

Rayvin’s Story

My foster care experience was far from the best. I was in so many placements. Foster homes, group homes, residentials, psych hospitals, so many...

Success, When I Expected Failure…

Tell me about a time when you succeeded when you thought you might fail. A time where I succeeded when I thought I would fail...

Stereotypes About Students in Foster Care

We asked: Tell us about a stereotype people have about youth in foster care. What's the truth? Stereotype: All people who were in foster care...

Things Nobody Told Me About College

You can change your schedule after classes have already started. Within the first couple of weeks of the semester, you can drop and...