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.

Billy Mills

Many consider it the most sensational race ever run in Olympic History. It was the 10,000 meter race at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. No American had ever won the event. And no American was expected to win the event that year. Australia’s Ron Clark... Read more

Ben Nighthorse

Elected by Colorado to the U.S. Senate in 1992, Ben Nighthorse Campbell was the first American Indian to serve in the Senate in more than 60 years. His own Senate website includes a brief biography: “born in Auburn, California on April 13, 1933, his... Read more

Anthony "Cos" DiCosmo

Anthony DiCosmo has managed to grab one of the 38 roster spots with the XFL's New York/New Jersey Hitmen, and he can thank a mother who's made him feel like one in a million. Or, specifically, one in 60, the number of foster children Petrina DiCosmo... Read more

Allison Anders

Sometimes the hard times foster kids go through are the very things that shape their success as adults. Allison Anders is a successful writer and director, one of the few women directors who have been able to sustain a career in independent film. In... Read more

Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Harding Mourning is his full name. He was born in Chesapeake Virginia on February 8, 1970. As Alonzo grew up, his parents found it harder and harder to get along together and, when Alonzo “Zo” was 10 years old, they decided to separate. The... Read more

Charlotte Ayanna

Charlotte was born in Puerto Rico on September 25, 1976 to a mother who struggled with mental illness. Convinced that the “demons” would not follow her to the cold and distant state of Vermont, her mother moved the little family that included... Read more