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

Cody Breeden

Cody spent: 15+ years in California's foster care system Cody Breeden spent several years in the foster care system, experiencing a wide variety of placements, and is now participating in extended foster care. He recently graduated from high school and is currently focusing on work and volunteer opportunities. Cody would... Read more

Nancy Tran

Nancy spent 18 years in California's foster care system. Prior to the implementation of Assembly Bill 12, Nancy spent 17 years in the foster care system; her 18th birthday and high school graduation led to her emancipation. Aging out of the foster care system left her completely unprepared for adulthood... Read more

Alexis Barries

Alexis Barries spent 18 years in California's foster care system. At an early age, Alexis entered foster care with her siblings due to both parents facing life sentences. She experienced several placements, school changes and separation from her siblings, but remained resilient. At the age of 16, Alexis entered a... Read more

Zule Dixon

Zule spent 2 years in California's foster care system. Zule currently attends Cerritos College in the city of Norwalk, California. While pursuing her Associates for Transfer Degree in Sociology, she is actively involved in the on-campus former foster youth program, Gender Equality Club, and works in the Disabled Students Programs... Read more