Meet the 2016 All-Stars

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

Members of Our Team


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Member Blogs

Looking Past the Doubters

By dhollin12 — Jul 2, 2016

Failure... I acted out because I wanted someone to realize, that I was a young girl who felt hurt, lost and confused. My behaviors were never looked at in that way though. I was put down for being “bad”. The entire time, I just wanted to feel like... Read more

Negatives Turn Into Positives

By Awesomesauce365 — Jul 2, 2016

Sometimes people can be a little condescending to us “foster kids” when we try and do something that we love. Unfortunately, sports and fine arts are a few of the things that we are told we can’t do. However, in my case, being in foster care opened... Read more

Growing Up

By John LeGrande — Jul 1, 2016

Growing up in the inner city of Pittsburgh without any limits placed on me I had to grow up fast. Not having anyone watching over me but having people to take care of made me feel like a full-time adult at the age of eleven. Being placed in a... Read more

My All- Star Experience

By John LeGrande — Jul 1, 2016

So check this out; me and my girlfriend Nicole went to go see the Amy Schumer comedy show in Pittsburgh. But before the show we were in the car talking about how I did not have many family ties in Pittsburgh or anywhere because I went through foster... Read more

Overcoming the Odds

By KaylaCarmen — Jul 1, 2016

First of all I spent nine and a half years in Vermont's foster care system. During those years my case stayed in the Newport, Vermont Department of Children and Families (DCF) district office. I also moved throughout the state while I was in care... Read more

If you would like to engage one of the 2016 FosterClub All-Star insterns, please contact FosterClub at 503-717-1552.

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