Ayanna Collier 

Ayanna Collier She/Her/Hers 18 Years Old Missouri Foster Care System Ayanna was in care for 14 years in Missouri. She is currently working on obtaining her associates degree in business administration with plans on transferring to a four year college to get her bachelor's degree, and then her masters. Ayanna... Read more

Alex Oleson

Alex Oleson is currently a member of the Youth Engagement Committee for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) under Assistant Secretary Johnson and Associate Commissioner Milner. During this time, Alex will help inform the larger community on barriers to permanency under the “ALL-IN Foster Adoption Challenge”. Alex gains knowledge... Read more

Jasper Gain

Jasper Gain Age: 23 Pronouns: She/her/hers Jasper Is attending school at Missouri State University. She plans on graduating in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in International History and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her emphasis is Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, so... Read more

Carson Long

3 years in Missouri Foster Care System Carson Long has been in care for three years and counting. He is attending Big Bend Community College for a two-year degree in Aviation. Carson has been in six placements: four foster homes and a group home twice. Carson played tennis for two... Read more