Jayonna Yahsha

Jayonna Yahsha She/Hers/Hers 20 Years Old Michigan Foster Care System Jayonna Yahsha, spent over ten years in Michigan's foster care system including placements in foster homes, getting adopted and then placed back in the system until she aged out into voluntary foster care. Jayonna would describe her experience in the... Read more

Daysha Reed

Daysha Reed She/Her/Hers & They/Them/Theirs 23 Years Old Michigan Foster Care System Daysha Reed is a recent graduate from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and Cultural and Global Studies with a certificate in Cultural Competency. After graduating from college, Daysha plans on taking a... Read more

Aya Altantawi

Aya Altantawi 18 years old She/Her/Hers Michigan Foster Care System Aya currently attends Michigan State University as a sophomore. She is currently majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology and minoring in philosophy of law as well as law, justice, and public policy. Always having had a passion for law, she... Read more

Nijeria Peterson

Nijeria Peterson 4 years in Michigan’s Foster Care System 20 years old She/Her/Hers Nijeria experienced four years in foster care in the state of Michigan. She is a first-generation college student studying at Western Michigan University majoring in Business Law, working at Foster Club, and planning for law school. One... Read more