Devon Jenkins

5 Years in Minnesota’s Foster Care System Devon Jenkins is a 20-year-old foster youth from Minnesota. Devon encountered his first out of home placement at the age of 13. Since then he has been in five out of home placements and three congregate care facilities. Although his experience in congregate... Read more

Kayla VanDyke

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Age 18, 9 years in Minnesota’s foster care system. Kayla entered into foster care when she was four years old. She went back to live with her birth family three years later before reentering care at age thirteen. Kayla has lived in seven different foster homes and attended ten different... Read more

Russell Barnes

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Russell went through multiple placements that spread between Kinship & foster homes. Russell had to search for a foster home on his own to stay in the same school district while in high school. He is currently attending the university of Minnesota-Twin Cities, majoring in Journalism & Social justice. Russell... Read more