Brian entered Pennsylvania's foster care system at age four and experiences over 25 different placements, including kinship, family foster care, and congregate care. He was separated from his brother when his brother was adopted by their aunt, and Brian aged out of the system at age 18.
Brian is currently working and preparing himself for college (Marywood University). He would like to obtain his Bachelor’s of Art in History and Pre Law with a minor in Business. As a youth co-trainer at Rutgers University School of Social work, Brian is a strong child advocate. He has been on his local Youth Advisory Board and has helped develop a “Teen Success Agreement.” He was chosen to be a foster youth representative in May 2015 for FosterClub’s “Shadow Day.” During his time at “Shadow Day” he spoke with Senator Karen Bass, and his story is now apart of the House Bill, “Education Stability for Foster Youth.” Brian will continue to strive and focus on child advocacy as he plans his future.