Alisha Jackson, 2006 FosterClub All-Star, entered Oklahoma's foster care system at the age of 14, along with two brothers. Placed in kinship care with their grandparents, Alisha later moved and experienced seven placements in 4 years. During this time, she struggled with family acceptance and feelings that she did not belong, but for Alisha these feelings were an incentive to strive to be better. Alisha is in the final stage of publishing her book "From the Diary of a Child Emerges the Heart of a Woman", so others can benefit from her experiences.

Alisha Jackson's Foster Care list of Achievements:
Community Services
Adopt a Highway (Cathy Connelly)
Hands on Atlanta (Bridget Smith)
Pinwheel Project (Kami Robinson)
Speaking Engagements
Metrotech Center (Angela Newby)
One Church One Child (Arthur Smith)
One Church One Child- KVSP RADIO (Valerie Howard)
Southwestern OSU (Chris Gregston)
Adoption as an Option (Darsha Smith)

Shared Panels
OU Outreach Center (Lana Beasley)
OKDHS- Clarion Hotel (Melissa Chapman)
Empoyment Panel (DeAudrey Ridley)
Java Daves Cafe (Cathy Connelly)

Teen Conferences
Nothing About Us Without Us
IL: Life
American Idol
Who Holds Your Future
National Teen- Destination Future (D.C.)
National Teen- Minneapolis, MN
Pathways to Adulthood 06
Pathways to Adulthood 07

All-Star Internship
Kinship Caregivers Support Act (FosterClub)
Kinship Caregivers Support Act (AARP)
Published Article in Daily Oklahoman

Team(s) or Cohort(s)
2006 All-Stars