Austin Blench spent 10 years in the Wisconsin foster care system.


Austin was placed in 14 placements during his time in the system. Austin built resilience and his voice by his involvement in a group called “Foster Leaders”.


Austin became an outstanding leader to the current/former foster youth in Jacksonville, Florida where he spent time leading and advocating for the challenges youth can face in his county. Austin currently is pursuing a degree in criminal Law and aspiring to land his job as the future Florida Governor. Austin works to continue to inspire, lead, and grow in all he does.

Team(s) or Cohort(s)
2018 Outstanding Young Leaders