Jaylyn Van Fossen, age 19
5 years in Vermont foster system
Jaylyn, a resident of Colchester, Vermont and student at Champlain College, is studying criminal justice as their major. After graduation, they plan to join the Peace Corps and eventually apply with the FBI. Their experience as a foster child has led them to become an advocate for youth in similar situations. Due to their positive 'All-Star' internship experience with FosterClub, Jaylyn has added social work as a minor and possibly wants to work with foster youth who are involved with the juvenile justice system. Their experience with positive adult role models has helped them realize their potential and navigate their transition into adulthood.