Arlette, age 17, spent 2+ years in the State of Florida's foster care system.
Arlette has been in three placements since being placed into care at the age of 15. She sees each placement she’s experienced as another opportunity to grow and learn to love herself.
Currently a senior at Saint Cloud High School, Arlette has already been accepted into two colleges. Her major in college will be nursing, and she plans to become a nurse practitioner and pediatric clinic head nurse. Her passion has always been with helping others. She aspires to be a leader of her generation.
She serves her community by volunteering at a food bank in Orlando and the OHU office with her care manager. In her free time, Arlette enjoys weightlifting and shot put.