Twenty-four young adults from foster care were selected to the 2015 All-Star Internship Program at FosterClub – the national network for young people in foster care. Over the course of seven weeks, the All-Star Interns undergo professional training in order to motivate, educate and empower foster youth across the United States.

The FosterClub All-Star Internship Program was founded on the belief that young people who have personally experienced foster care are in a unique and advantageous position to impact better outcomes for their peers coming through the system behind them. Through challenging circumstances, the FosterClub All-Star Interns have persevered and are now finding different ways to give back to their community and disprove negative stereotypes about young people in foster care.

The 2015 FosterClub All-Star Interns are:

  • Keisha Cohen, age 18 - Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Maryana Stern, age 18 - Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Natasha Ealy, age 21 - Wisconsin
  • Laticia Aossey, age 18 - Iowa
  • Jacob Carmi, age 22 - Iowa
  • Kristan Glover, age 19 - Arizona
  • Aviva Okerson-Haberman, age 18 - Missouri
  • Karen Banks, age 21 - Hennepin County, Minnesota
  • Malcolm Leal, age 18 - Hennepin County, Minnesota
  • Isaiah Palomo, age 18 - Idaho
  • Ezekiel Adekolu, age 20 - Texas
  • Erika Salgado, age 19 - Texas
  • Eric Diaz, age 21 – Massachusetts (sponsored by Discovery Land Company Foundation)
  • Connor Baba, age 23 - California
  • Angelica Cox, age 20 - Michigan
  • Ariana Guerra, age 22 - Minnesota
  • Teal Martell, age 18 - Montana
  • Shavonn Wheeler, age 23 - New York
  • Alexis Baska, age 18 - Oregon
  • Ridmi Coe, age 20 - Vermont
  • Ashyna Davis, age 20 - Washington
  • Isaac Brito, age 18 - Montana
  • Ricky Ballesteros, age 24 – Utah (sponsored by Discovery Land Company Foundation)
  • Tristan Torres, age 18 - Nevada

All-Stars Session A

The FosterClub All-Star Interns will be provided with intensive leadership and public speaking training, and then will attend teen conferences and foster care-related events across the country. In addition to motivating, educating and empowering foster youth, the FosterClub All-Stars will raise awareness about the 400,000 children in foster care today and the 29,000 youth who transition from foster care every year, mostly without the support of a permanent and stable family.

More information about the FosterClub All-Star Internship, click here.

To Sponsor a youth for the FosterClub All-Star Internship, click here

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