Jeffrey Wheat spent 2.5 of years in Missouri's foster care system.

Jeffrey shares his story to motivate others, so they too can believe in their true potential and resilience, which gives them a chance to succeed. As a young child he was moved to the Dominican Republic with his brother, due to unfortunate circumstances they spent time in an emergency shelter and were moved back to the United States. Jeffrey uses his story to motivate himself and others.This young man started his own lawn care business and is on Missouri’s Youth Advisory Board. He has a vision for himself and strives everyday to be that vision. After high school graduation this May 2016, he will be attending East Missouri State University and majoring in media and television broadcasting. Jeffrey is a reliable young leader who shows his strength and perseverance every day.

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2016 Outstanding Young Leaders