Jesse Gaboriau spent 2+ years in Vermont's Foster Care System. Jesse Gaboriau has served as a remarkable advocate for youth in Vermont through his involvement in three different advocacy groups for the state. Jesse has an attitude of empathy for all living things, and is currently undergoing volunteer training at the Humane Association. He has spoken with local representatives as well as Senators, sharing his experiences in foster care and ideas regarding how the system can be improved. Jesse has been an Honor Student since his Sophomore year in High School and seems to be talking all the necessary steps to flourish when he exits care. His case manager said, “Jesse is hands down and without a doubt the most independently motivated young man I have ever worked with.” Jesse’s determination has gotten him accepted to college in the Fall, where he is interested in majoring in Chemistry, Technology or Psychology. Whatever field Jesse chooses, I know he will do great and approach it with the same level of determination he has demonstrated in the past.