Nichole Jenks

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Nichole was born and raised in Michigan. She entered the foster care system at age 12. Seven years and seven different placements later Nichole is on her way to independence. Nichole did experience neglect and abuse in her life, but she has decided to turn her negative experiences into something... Read more

Justin McElwee

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Justin entered foster care at age 13. He stayed in several different types of placements including residential treatment facilities, kinship care, shelter, detention center, and group home. Justin eventually finished high school, after transferring high schools 8 times, and continued on with his education at Saginaw Valley State University before... Read more

Amberlynne Finet

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Amber is a nineteen year old from East Lansing, Michigan, and entered the system when she was five years old, bouncing between the Florida and Michigan foster care systems. She has been in over twenty placements, ranging everywhere from family homes, to residential and foster homes and everything in between... Read more

Angelica Cox

Angelica spent 2 years in Michigan's foster care system and was placed into kinship care, when she was eleven years old. To help escape the trauma in her life, Angelica focused heavily on her academics and became involved in several extra curricular activities at school. In 2013, she graduated from... Read more