Isaiah Wolcott

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Isaiah spent time in four different foster homes, two placements under the APPLA program, and also in kinship care. Some foster parents told him they loved him and they would do anything for him, others he felt were just in it for the money. Since then, Isaiah has devoted his... Read more

Re’Gine Wells

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Re’Gine Jordan Wells is a 20 y/o 1st year student at Cuyahoga Community College with an intent to transfer to Cleveland State University to major in Social Work and Communications. Re’Gine has spent 5 years in the Cuyahoga County foster care system before being emancipated in May 2014. Re’Gine enjoys... Read more

Emily Tao

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Emily Tao is a 21 year old foster-care alumni. She was in the system for four years and has been in four different placements. She is currently attending the University of North Florida for social work and public health. FosterClub has given her the opportunity to advocate for other kids... Read more

Tyrick Smith-Carter

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After engaging in negative activity, Tyrick sought out to finish his schooling. After graduating Clara Barton High School, Tyrick went onto community college where it was challenging but he was able to graduate. He currently attends John Jay College, majoring in Criminal Justice. From his experiences he has learned to... Read more

MelanieAnn Shafer

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Melanie Schafer has been in relative care for the five years she was in the California Foster Care system. She is 22 years old and currently is on track to complete her AA in Psychology next Spring. From there she plans on transferring to San Diego State University to complete... Read more

Julia Schaffer

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Julia Schaffer is a 20 year old Junior at Florida State University. She spent 17 combined years in foster care systems around the country. Her experience in care has inspired her to share her story with other foster youth through local conferences and advocacy efforts. Through these efforts she hopes... Read more

Samantha Rogers

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Samantha Rogers is a 22 year old senior at Florida State University. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Social Work, with hopes to obtain her Masters and law degree soon after. After spending a combined total of 7 years in Florida's foster care system, Samantha became passionate about... Read more

Maria Rodriguez

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Maria Rodriguez has been in foster care for about seven years and got adopted at the age of 16. She moved to eight different high schools from freshman year to the end of sophomore year and eventually graduated last May. Currently, she has enrolled at Gateway Community College located in... Read more

Betty Prescott

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Betty Prescott is a 22 year old student at Broward College in Florida. She is currently pursuing her Associates Degree in Elementary Education with plans to own and operate her own daycare facility. Her six years in Florida's foster care system has created a strong passion to mentor and care... Read more

Aryelle McBride

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In May of 2010 Aryelle was put into foster care with one (of three) of her older sisters and both of her two little brothers. She went through five different placements over four years including emergency receiving homes, kinship, and APPLA. She is now living on her own in her... Read more