10 years in Indiana’s foster care system
23 years old
Rimy entered foster care in October 2010. She lived in 5 different foster homes, 2 groups homes and 2 residential treatment facilities. Rimy aged out of care in January 2019.
Rimy is an active leader in Indiana’s Youth Advisory Board - Fostering Success. She grew her advocacy as a FosterClub All-Star in 2019 where she focused on finding resources to take back to her home state to better things for the many youth that she’s put in contact with through her leadership roles. Rimy is also an entrepreneur; she co-founded Raising Resilience an organization that provides training, advocacy, and leadership development to youth experiencing or who have experienced poverty or foster care. In 2020, Rimy participated as a panelist in a virtual Congressional Briefing, informing Congressional members and staff on the impact of COVID-19 on current and former foster youth.
She is currently a student at Purdue University Northwest where she majors in Communication. Rimy also helps connect and support current/former foster youth on campus to each other and resources. She understands the importance of community and helped her youth feel connected and supported. She is now a Junior and hopes that when she finishes her 4 year degree to continue public speaking and hopes to publish books.
She spends her free time painting or partaking in as many forms of art and expression as possible. She also spends just as much time with her 10 siblings. She hopes to be an amazing role model to them.
Rimy is an outspoken individual who prides herself in her ability to help other youth find their voices just as she found hers.