image of young leader
Blog

By jaleesasuell — Jul 9, 2020

I spent six years in foster care, and although difficult in many ways, that time during my youth gave me the resilience, passion and drive for the life I have now. I consider myself one of the foster care success stories. But, I can’t imagine if... Read more

Tagged:
image of landing page
Blog

By jaleesasuell — Jul 8, 2020

On July 2, 2020, The National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Council hosted a webinar to discuss their 2020 Priorities: A Historic Opportunity to Reform the Child Welfare System: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Quality Residential Services Webinar... Read more

Tagged:
image of landing page
Blog

By jaleesasuell — Jun 29, 2020

As a young adult who spent nearly 8 years in foster care before aging out, you’d think I’d be used to feeling like my life is out of my control. Living in foster care means never knowing what the day will bring and what will happen next. And, living... Read more

Tagged:
image of young leader
Blog

By jaleesasuell — Jun 23, 2020

More than anything I want to create a world where youth in foster care don’t have to fear being alone and not having a place to live. That’s why I’m attending Cal State Los Angeles, studying to become a social worker. In fact, just before the... Read more

Tagged:
image of young leader
Blog

By jaleesasuell — Jun 18, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has turned everyone’s lives upside down. But for young people who have experienced foster care who are transitioning to adulthood, this crisis is hitting especially hard. I consider myself a success story, one of the resilient 3... Read more

Tagged:
image of young leader
Blog

By jaleesasuell — May 26, 2020

Mayra, a former foster youth from Rhode Island, thanks Representatives Langevin, Bass, Bacon and Mullin for HR 6766 which will increase Chafee by $500 million and provide older youth with help needed to navigate the Covid 19 crisis. Mayra expresses... Read more

Tagged:
image of young leader
Blog

By jaleesasuell — May 26, 2020

Tee, a former foster youth from Iowa shares results from FosterClub’s second poll of youth from foster care who are transitioning to adulthood, between the ages 18-24. Tee is currently in her last year studying social work and struggling to switch... Read more

Tagged:
Blog

By Celeste — Apr 21, 2020

If there is one thing we know about the Covid19 pandemic it’s the phrase, “stay home”. Which is doable unless you no longer have a home. I’m a former foster youth who was making it ok, until the pandemic hit. I was in college, and school was my home... Read more

Tagged:
Blog

By BrandiRose — Aug 24, 2019

The most important thing in my life is my family. I spent over 2 years in care before being adopted two weeks before my 18th birthday. The whole time I was in care felt like a honeymoon. After the adoption, the relationship between my parents and I... Read more

Tagged:
Blog

By Stormy19 — Aug 15, 2019

An Educated Warrior In the middle of my 2019, I’m adorned in blue and white, standing in front of thousands of people staring straight at me. I take it all in with tears dotting my eyes and a smile as wide as you would have ever seen completing my... Read more

Tagged: