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Congratulations to Sean Hudson! 2010 Outstanding Young Leader 19 years old Alabama

An aspiring social worker and lawyer, Sean has not let his foster care experience bring him down, using these experiences to motivate him to succeed.

“I will admit, there has been some frustrating times where I might have said, ‘I wish I was not in foster care!’ What foster child hasn’t said that? In the end, I am completely grateful to the opportunities and lessons I have learned in foster care.”

“I will admit, there has been some frustrating times where I might have said, ‘I wish I was not in foster care!’ What foster child hasn’t said that? In the end, I am completely grateful to the opportunities and lessons I have learned in foster care.” Sean is a first generation student and rising sophomore at the University of Alabama. He has given to his community in a variety of ways, including: chief editor for the newsletter of the Birmingham Living Independent National Youth Group, (BLING), acting as the current President of his State Youth Advisory Council called D.R.E.A.M, being part of DREAM’s Speakers Bureau, and performing community service.

Sean has had a very busy and productive freshman year. He was appointed the Treasurer of Freshman Forum Track Two, selected to be a member of the Student Judiciary Board, and inducted into the Academic Honors Council. Sean is currently the Vice President of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and the Assistant Director of the Up Till Dawn Executive Board. He has received numerous awards including the UA Black Faculty and Staff Association Academic Excellence Award, and the Bachelors Distinguished Scholar for the School of Social Work. After completing his Bachelors in Social Work Sean would like to pursue his Masters in Social Work, attend law school and become a Guardian ad Litem. When Sean has spare time you might find him working out or sleeping.

“The one thing I love to do most of all is sleep. When I am well rested, I feel rejuvenated and ready to start a brand new task."

Read a feature about Sean in the University of Alabama's student newspaper

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