Jacob Baker spent 8 years in Iowa's foster care system.

Jacob was placed in foster care at the age of 10 as the result of abuse by his parents. During his time in foster care he struggled with being separated from his siblings and biological family, which he is slowing starting to reunite with. Jacob is currently going to college for a business degree, just got married in February and couldn't be more excited about being the father of twin boys born on April 6th. He is involved with his local youth board, called Elevate and also volunteers his time at his local church. His favorite thing to do is to be able to help out those in need.

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2010 Outstanding Young Leaders