Alex McFarland

Alex McFarland is a young activist passionate about improving educational and workforce outcomes for foster youth. As an alumnus of Ohio’s foster care system, he leveraged his first-hand experience aging out to advocate and elevate the voices of youth in out-of-home care beginning at 17 years old. He served as... Read more

Master Cook

Master Cook spent 18 years in the Ohio foster care system Master moved in and out of 6 different placements. In high school, Master tutored students with psychological disorders such as Asperger's, Down syndrome and Tourette syndrome. Master is also a licensed ordained minister currently serving in the capacity of... Read more

Jeremie Brown

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Age 20, 14 years in Ohio’s foster care system. Jeremie and his 2 siblings entered the foster care system when he was 5. After being placed with an abusive family member, he was placed in several temporary homes, attending 6 middle schools and 6 high schools in 3 different states... Read more

Re’Gine Wells

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Re’Gine Jordan Wells is a 20 y/o 1st year student at Cuyahoga Community College with an intent to transfer to Cleveland State University to major in Social Work and Communications. Re’Gine has spent 5 years in the Cuyahoga County foster care system before being emancipated in May 2014. Re’Gine enjoys... Read more

Orlando Brown

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Orlando Brown is a current student at Western Michigan University studying accounting. The fifth born of six, Orlando was exposed to values about taking on challenges in life by his older brothers. When he was placed in foster care he quickly understood he had to grow up fast for his... Read more

Joshua Hatch

Joshua spent 8 years in Ohio's foster care system. 10 years after birth, Joshua B. Hatch entered a system that would change his life forever. He and his family were in a situation of unfortunate financial instability. This eventually lead to Joshua and his brother to becoming wards of the... Read more