Before aging out, Kyra White spent ten years in the foster care system experiencing ten placements in regular and therapeutic foster homes. She entered care the age of eight, due to an abusive stepfather and her mother's incarceration. Kyra found it incredibly hard to build healthy relationships due to constant moving, unreliable workers, and the inability to participate in activities "normal" kids get to participate in. Because of this, Kyra raised herself to be the woman she is today. A 2016 Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Program participant, she was able to share her experiences with her Congressional member and learn more about the child welfare system.
Currently, Kyra is a freshman (with Sophomore standing) at Ball State University with a 3.9 grade point average and has been named on the Dean's list. In the fall, She was admitted to the School of Music at BSU, and is majoring in Choral/General Music Education and minoring in Autism Spectrum Disorder. She still aspire to become a teacher in order to empower kids the way her teachers empowered her!