Meet the 2015 All-Stars

Twenty five young leaders served a year-long internship with FosterClub, including an eight week in-residence experience at FosterClub headquarters.

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Member Blogs

Sonia's Story

By Zae15 — May 14, 2019

Sonia Emerson 26 years old She/Her/Hers 16 years in Ohio's child welfare system. Sonia Emerson entered foster care at the age of two, she was removed from her biological mother due to neglect and abuse. At the age of 9, she was adopted. This was an... Read more

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Patrick's Story

By Zae15 — May 14, 2019

Patrick Gem Gabbett 20 years old He/Him/His & They/Them/Theirs 3 years in California's child welfare system. Patrick entered care at the age of 17 after escaping his abusive family, with the support of his online friends, school staff, and... Read more

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Christian's Story

By Zae15 — May 14, 2019

Christian Carter 19 years old He/Him/His & They/Them/Theirs 5 years in Pennsylvania's child welfare system. Christian Carter entered care at the age of 13. He was asked to be removed from his home to ensure his safety as a queer black youth... Read more

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Outstanding Young Leaders - Nominations Open!

Outstanding Young Leader Application is Live!

By Zae15 — Dec 7, 2018

This Opportunity is now closed. Thank you to all who applied and shared this opportunity! Our 2019 Outstanding Young Leaders will be announced early 2019! FosterClub wants to recognize current and former foster youth who deserve to be celebrated for... Read more

Health care - As Important to Me As Air

By Laticia — Sep 11, 2018

I attribute my life and success to an important provision granting Medicaid to former foster youth (FFY) until they reach age 26. Maslow proposed that if basic physiological needs like air, water, sleep, and shelter aren’t met, it can be hard to... Read more

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