Nathan C of Joplin, Missouri has been enrolled at Missouri Southern State University, a general studies major. He knows his pursuit of higher education moves him in the right direction toward independence regarding his future. While in high school, Nathan served as vice-president of his senior class and as a staff member for the school’s yearbook. Active in his church youth group, he participated in clean-up and restoration efforts after the tragic tornado in Joplin. Nathan, modest and responsible, leads by quiet example; he was fifteen when he moved into foster care. He is presently attending university on an academic scholarship and has found employment on campus to assist him as he moves forward with preparation for his career path and toward independence.