Crystal Yanez

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Years in care: 4 Crystal Yanez is from Los Angeles, California. Crystal's parents emigrated from Mexico to California for better opportunities. She overcame losing her parents due to gun violence, trauma and poverty. She went to care at 4 and was placed in kinship with her sister at 7 until... Read more

Louis Gasper

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Years in care: 7 Louie Gasper is a Young Adult Consultant with the Capacity Building Center for States and a 2021 Journalism Institute Fellow with POLITICO. He has earned certifications in Citizen Politics from the Harvard Kennedy School and obtained a certificate in Digital Marketing from the Gies Business School... Read more

Marie Ary

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Marie entered the foster care system at just three months of age. Since she entered the system, she has lived under the same roof with her foster mom. Marie just recently completed her undergraduate degree through Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., majoring in Computer Science Information Systems. Marie... Read more