Victor Sims spent 11 years in Florida's foster care system.

Seventeen-year-old Victor Sims is a committed student and younger leader, already demonstrating a commitment to his community and country.

Victor has excelled in his education, receiving multiple awards and recognition, including a spot on the National Honor Society. Victor was also elected to serves as President of Student Government. He will be graduating from high school while concurrently receiving a two-year degree from Polk State College the same months. One day, Victor plans to become a Psychologist.

Victor is a proud and dedicated member of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Corps and has been recognized for the longevity and fidelity of his commitment. He also serves his community through a student-led group, God Belongs In My School. Through his involvement, Victor coordinated a Childhood Cancer Benefit Concert. He has also participated in service projects through Habitat for Humanity, Samaritan’s Purse, and Operation Christmas Child.

Victor’s spent eleven years in foster care, and his experience included numerous moves and homes. While in foster care, Victor was separated from siblings when one of his sisters was adopted. There was a point when Victor lost hope of finding a family to belong to, but then he landed in the Sims home, where he was eventually adopted. Violet Sims, Victor’s adoptive mother, nominated her son for recognition as a FosterClub Outstanding Young Leader. “He has a belief system built into him that he cannot live on what has happened, but lives on what he can make happen,” she proudly says.