Celeste Lafond

3 years in Foster Care

23 years old


Celeste Lafond is working to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, and plans to continue with school to earn a Master of Social Work after graduation. Celeste is a member of the National Honors Society and is on the dean’s list at her university. Her goal is to one day have a career in child welfare, and she currently interns at Child Protective Services.

In addition to her internship, Celeste has also volunteered to help those who suffer from food instability in her community. She has been a volunteer with Meals for the Elderly in San Angelo, Texas, as well as the Food Bank of San Antonio.

Celeste spent about three years in foster care before being adopted. She believes that her experience has shaped her into the strong and resilient person she is today. Celeste is grateful for the opportunities she has been given, and it’s important to her to give back to other young people who experienced foster care like she did.

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2022 Outstanding Young Leaders