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By mskelton — Jul 18, 2016

I’m not sure writing only one blog entry about my experience during this internship will quite do it justice, but I’m going to try! My idea of what I thought the internship was going to be like and what it was actually like was definitely a bit off... Read more

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By Lindsaybriese — Jul 16, 2016

To a certain extent, we have control over our own lives. We hold the magic wand to our future and our fate. Some might be questioned by that statement, but give me a chance to explain why. I was asked to spell out my biggest piece of advice that I... Read more

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By KaylaCarmen — Jul 15, 2016

If you’re reading this you may very well be in foster care. Foster care is capable of trying you until feel like giving up. Everyone in the child welfare system is put there for different reasons and at different ages. You may be with your siblings... Read more

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By edie — Jul 15, 2016

For the last blog we have been asked to give some advice to a youth in foster care going through a rough time. I think that this is really important because it is easy to feel like you are going through this alone especially if you haven’t met... Read more

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By edie — Jul 12, 2016

This week we were asked to look into resources within our own states. I know this is something that means a lot to me considering that when I wanted to find out something out I felt like I had to do it all on my own with no resources. Some of the... Read more

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By Joshua Hatch — Jul 11, 2016

Luckily in the state of Ohio, foster youth in the Franklin County child welfare system have a wide variety of opportunities that they can take advantage of. At the age of 15 we are asked to participate in a serious of life skills courses, at the age... Read more

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By Lindsaybriese — Jul 9, 2016

As foster youth, we may need resources to keep us on the right track. Because of the additional challenges foster youth face, we find ourselves having to depend on the state for money and answers to our questions. Speaking from my own experience,... Read more

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By Awesomesauce365 — Jul 9, 2016

Throughout foster care, especially at age out, most youth have opened a door that allows us to pursue a higher education, as well as providing stability in our living arrangements. Since I have experienced aging out of care, going into extended care... Read more

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By dhollin12 — Jul 9, 2016

Aging out of foster care was probably one of the biggest life transitions I have experienced thus far. Although, I was educated on all of the resources that were available for me I allowed myself to think that if I dared asked for help, I was... Read more

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By Cristal Ramirez — Jul 9, 2016

Hey there fellow Californians! Want to know a few resources that are available to you as a foster youth? I hope the answer to that is yes! If the answer was not a yes, I still encourage you to keep reading, I promise it’ll still be a tad bit... Read more

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