Today, December 8th, six young people from FosterClub will head to Washington DC, meet Vice President Joe Biden and his daughter, Ashley Biden, and view a premier showing of the new movie Annie, starring Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx.
On any given day, there are over 400,000 young people in our nation’s foster care system. Monday’s event will highlight new steps that the Administration and its partners are taking to help support the foster youth in our nation’s care. The event will host current foster youth and foster care alumni from around the country and culminate in an appearance of cast members and filmmakers of the new movie Annie and a screening of the film.
FosterClub members who will participate include Dani Townsend, age 21, of Illinois; Alex McFarland, age 24, of Ohio; Dustin Haley, age 24, of Texas; Eliza Coones, age 20, of Utah; Sabrina Holland-Baker, age 20, of Oregon; Dameika Merriwether, age 19, of Michigan.
“The personal journeys of these six young leaders from foster care is nothing short of remarkable. They have lived the foster care experience and carry valuable expertise about how the system works for children,” said Celeste Bodner, FosterClub’s Executive Director. “This event at the White House provides a stage for their voices to be heard and to elevate awareness about foster care, and the incredible resilience of young people.”
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