Did you know that many youth in foster care go on to do some pretty great things? Here is a few of them and what they accomplished.

Carlin Isles

Carlin Isles (born November 21, 1989) is an American rugby union and rugby sevens player. Isles plays for the United States national rugby sevens team . Isles had been predicted as the fastest rugby player in the world. Childhood... Read more

Simone Biles

Simone Biles holding olympic medal
Simone Arianne Biles (born March 14, 1997) is an American artistic gymnast. Biles is a three-time world all-around champion (2013–15), three-time world floor champion (2013–15), two-time world balance beam champion (2014, 2015), four-time United... Read more

Jimmy Graham

The Jimmy Graham is a professional football player, stunt pilot and a former foster youth. You can catch him on the football field playing tight end for the Seattle Seahawks , or thousands of feet in the air flying acrobatic loops in a plane. Graham... Read more

Jimmy Wayne

Happy Birthday to Jimmy Wayne! Jimmy is a former foster youth turned country music singer/songwriter whose songs and story highlight his mission to bring awareness to kids who age out of the foster system. Read more

Phillips Idowu

Mail Online , Jonathan McEvoy, Feb 15th, 2011, London, England - Few have travelled further on their journeys to the Olympic Stadium than the boy who was born next door. Phillips Idowu, impoverished son of Hackney, has been speaking for 35 minutes... Read more

Regina Louise

Regina Louise is an American author, child advocate, and motivational speaker, who is best known for successfully navigating through more than thirty foster home placements as a ward of the California Juvenile Court system. Regina Louise... Read more

Michael Oher

Meet Michael Oher (pronounced OAR), a 6-5, 309-pound All-America tackle from the University of Mississippi who is the subject of a best-selling book and movie, The Blind Side . Among 13 siblings from the poorest part of... Read more

"DMC" McDaniels

Rap Pioneer and soon to be Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame Member Darryl McDaniels (otherwise know as the 'DMC' in Run-DMC), joins guest host Christine James-Brown, CWLA’s President and CEO for a captivating conversation about his life changing... Read more

Steve Jobs

“I was born in San Francisco, California, USA, planet Earth, February 24, 1955” Jobs told the Smithsonian in an interview. His birth mother was single and in the 50’s, young women who gave birth “out of wedlock” were shamed into giving their babies... Read more

Eriq LaSalle

Most fans got to know Eric La Salle as Dr Benton on the TV medical drama ER, but he has been involved in many dramatic projects. Eric has worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, in television and movies. He has worked as an actor, and also as a writer,... Read more