Katlyn Taylor

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Years in care: 2 When Katlyn entered care she was placed with her aunt. After about two years in care, she was adopted by her aunt and her husband. Most recently she graduated with an Associates Degree in General Studies from Glen Oaks Community College. While attending community college she... Read more

Louis Gasper

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Years in care: 7 Louie Gasper is a Young Adult Consultant with the Capacity Building Center for States and a 2021 Journalism Institute Fellow with POLITICO. He has earned certifications in Citizen Politics from the Harvard Kennedy School and obtained a certificate in Digital Marketing from the Gies Business School... Read more

Montoya Thomas

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Years in care: 15 Montoya entered foster care at age 5 due to a history of abuse. Montoya lived in 12 foster homes and 2 residential treatment centers. Montoya participated and advocated with P.E.A.K.S camp, Teen Conference, Youth Leadership Council, Lone Star Conference, and Youth in Action at the State... Read more

Nick Perry

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Years in care: 12 After being introduced into the foster care system at age 7, Nick's journey included challenging obstacles including transitioning over 30 times while living in foster care. During high school Nick decided to play football. Nick felt because football was a contact sport it ultimately helped him... Read more