Council term: 2016-2018 Victor Sims spent 11 years in Florida's foster care system. Victor entered foster care at just 4 months old and experienced 11 different family foster homes and 13 different schools. Eventually Victor landed in the Sims’ home, where he was adopted by the loving and supportive family. Victor has overcome many odds to excel in his education. He has received multiple awards and recognition; including membership in the National Honor Society, and elected as president of student government. His experiences in foster care made achievement in school very difficult, yet he persevered through these barriers and graduated on time and is currently attending college at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He will graduate with his BS degree in May, 2016. He plans to pursue a career in politics and give back to his community with the hopes of changing the way society views children in and from foster care and improving the views and negative statistics.