CherRita Jones grew up in California, she was in foster care at 15 was separated from her five siblings. One month after she turned 18, CherRita was homeless, but with help from her Independent Living Program, determined to better her life. Today, she is a recent graduated of Cosumnes River College. Over the last seven years, she has been a youth advocate, mentor and volunteer for various programs. Two years after leaving foster care she became foster parent of her two younger siblings. She enjoys dancing, traveling, and plans to study law with a goal to be a juvenile court judge some day.