Michelle Scott

Michelle spent 22 years in California's foster care system. Michelle has spent 22 of her 23 years in foster care. She experienced multiple moves and hardships throughout her time in foster care, however, she graduated from high school with a 3.8 GPA. Michelle is proud that she is the first... Read more

Jaquel Pitts

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Jaquel spent 14 years in California's foster care system Jaquel entered care at the innocent age of five due to his parent's incarceration. When he entered care, he was placed with a kind and loving family who instilled in him the importance of education and perseverance. Throughout his fourteen years... Read more

Domi Skinner-Johnson

Domi Skinner- Johnson spent 9 years in foster care. At the age of nine, Dominique (Domi) was brought into the system because of domestic violence. Domi felt alone and angry. Letting anger consume her, Domi became a ‘trouble student’ and decided to shut everyone out. In the beginning of her... Read more

Cristal Ramirez

Cristal entered the Kern County foster care system at the age of one; she spent a total of eleven years in care. She exited care at the age seventeen when she was able to leave Bakersfield to attend her dream school, San Diego State University. After turning eighteen, she was... Read more

Ricardo Rodriguez

Ricardo spent 3 years in California's foster care system. Ricardo Rodriguez was born several months premature and as a result, he experienced cognitive delays and was unable to walk or speak until he was eleven years old; he entered foster care shortly after birth. He has successfully completed high school... Read more

Aya Bohlar

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Aya spent 18 years in California's foster care system. Aya is a youth advocate for probation and foster youth. She is a second year student at Laney College in Oakland where she is majoring in Social Science, with the goal of transferring to University of California, Santa Cruz and obtaining... Read more

Payton Hensley

Payton spent 5 years in California's foster care system. Payton Hensley is currently a Senior at Choices Charter School. Upon completion of her high school education, she will begin college in the fall of 2016. After completing a Bachelor's degree, Payton intends to pursue law school with the long term... Read more

Cody Stults

Cody Stults spent 17 years in California's foster care system Cody is currently a third year Civil Engineering student at California State University, Northridge with an emphasis in Structural Design and Construction Management. He intends to also receive his Master’s in Business Administration, and ultimately become a private contractor. He... Read more

Jazmin Favela

Jazmin Favela spent 3 years in California's foster care system. Earning her high school diploma early, Jazmin is already nearly done with her first year of college at Cabrillo College, a community college in California. She is majoring in Childhood Development and plans to earn a Early Childhood Education (ECE)... Read more

Mark Albert Casas

Mark spent 5 years in California's foster care system. Mark entered the foster care system at the age of 13 and spent 5 years in care. He is in his Junior year at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and is pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Art... Read more