Rori Matthews

9+ years in New York's child welfare system 19 years old They/Them/Theirs Rori Matthews is a bigender foster youth who entered foster care at 10 years old. They were placed in a relative-foster home with their paternal grandparents and are expected to remain in care until they are 21 years... Read more

Joseph DeBiew

7 years in New York’s Foster Care System Joseph DeBiew grew up in Buffalo, New York. In 2005, he lost his mother and was put in the care of his grandparents. After struggling with addiction, Joe was put into a residential treatment facility and then bounced in between group homes... Read more

Rachel Muir

Rachel Muir entered care in New York’s child welfare system at 13 years of age. Through her time in the system, she underwent various challenging changes and experiences. Rachel currently attends Northwestern University where she studies Social Policy and Statistics. With her intense passion and dedication to helping underprivileged and... Read more

Kaseem Johnson

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Years in care: 15 Kaseem is a senior in college at Alfred State College where he is studying Business Administration. Currently, he is living in the state of New York where Kaseem plans on finishing his college career. Kaseem is very outgoing and loves to play sports including basketball, baseball,... Read more