This is strictly stories from young people in and from foster care. This is why we do what we do, there are some amazing insights in here definately worth reading.

For the First Time in Forever

For a good part of my life, everyone told me how to run my life. What I have to do, how I have to do it and so on and so forth. So here I am. Just turned twenty years old and even though I'm out of foster care, everyone else seems to keep running my... Read more

Realization

The day has come where we have to say goodbye to the first batch of Session B All Stars and it hurts. The friendships we’ve formed. The family, the things we’ve all been through….together. That will always be with us. Forever. Knowing full well that... Read more

Motivational Poem

When I was young and only a child, running around careless & wild, my parents nagged me over and over that someday when I grow up, I will be an owner. They told me to study hard and often, no matter how hard I fought them, they pointed me in... Read more

Love Conquers All

Why is common courtesy suddenly not so common? Extravagance. Luxury. Wealth. These are the words we have come to equate with success. Boy did we get it wrong. Chasing a dollar, a big home, and a fancy car, is getting us nowhere closer to being happy... Read more

My Pocket of Sunshine

“There is a place that I go, that nobody knows where the rivers flow and I call it home. Where there are more lies and the darkness is light, and nobody cries because there are only butterflies!” – Natasha Bedingfeild ‘Pocket of sunshine’ “Pocket of... Read more

Medi- Cali in California

Medi-Cal is the California version of the Federal Medicaid program. The Medi-Cal program provides health care coverage for low-income residents of California. Although the Affordable Care Act allowed for former foster youth to have their Medical... Read more

Cyber Bullying and the Effects

Lets face it. Everyone has heard the stories on the news of the teenager who commits suicide because of the constant harassment he/she receives from bullying. Yes it's depressing and terrible, but do people, especially bullies, really take it... Read more

Toolboxes

All of my life as a foster youth I have acquired different skill sets based on the circumstance I was in. While at the time I thought that adapting to the scenarios I was put in was not having a major effect on who I was. It was not till later that... Read more