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February 2013 Hero

| February 15th,2013

Amanda graduation picture

Amanda Metivier spent three years in foster care before aging out, and going on to receive a Bachelor’s (2008) and Master’s (2012) degree in Social Work from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Amanda has been a foster parent to teen girls, and is coordinator and founder of the advocacy organization Facing Foster Care in Alaska [...]

January 2013 Hero

| January 2nd,2013

Thuch in the South Sudan

Thuch Malual Deng graduated from the University of Washington on June 11, 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health/Individualized Studies and Diversity.  He came to this country a “lost boy of the Sudan;” he knows his graduation date but not his birthday – all “lost boys” celebrate on January 1 because, “growing up without [...]

December 2012 Hero

| December 1st,2012

Katie and her husband, John, who also has become a mentor for the two oldest, aging-out youth, and is an important and needed male role model in their lives.

Every child needs a hero, somebody who believes in them wholeheartedly, and who is always on their side. Katie Napolitano, VP at a social impact investment company, is also Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to six New York City foster children, ages 4-19.  These brothers and sisters had only been in the same room together [...]

“cover and brochure design: Iberia Zafira (BIO Intelligence Service)”

| November 29th,2012

Stanford University senior Iberia Zafira recently wrote us the following email:     With your support, I was able to achieve my dream of studying abroad in France.  As a Stanford in Government Environmental Policy fellow, I interned with BIO Intelligence Service (BIO), an environmental consultancy in Paris. At BIO, I worked on projects such [...]

A Man of Many Talents

| November 7th,2012

Meet Arthur Miller – certified nurse’s aide, youth minister, peer advocate, college student, and future proud soldier.  Oh, and former foster youth. Arthur, 22, was placed in the Ohio foster care system at the age of seven.  With 10 placements, he has a lot to say about the system: The best thing about foster care [...]

November 2012 Hero

| November 1st,2012

Ja'Nelle and BJ 2

All Ja’Nelle Earle ever wanted was a “regular family.”  “You know,” she says, “like a perfect TV family with a stay-at-home mom.”

Friends for Life

| September 3rd,2012

Faith and Kathy were matched in Foster Care to Success’ vMentor Program, the predecessor to the Academic  Success Coaching Program in 2008 and have formed a close relationship that is important to both of them.  Recently they had the chance to meet, and each of them wrote to tell us about it: Kathy said:  I’ve [...]

Mr. Talented: Foster Youth as Entrepreneur

| August 16th,2012

Augustus Shaw Bow Ties Mr Talented Foster Youth FC2S

Meet Augustus Shaw, aka Mr. Talented, Shaw is a former foster youth who is attending NYC’s SUNY Fashion institute of Technology with the help of FC2S’ Education Training Voucher program. He’s also an entrepreneur pioneering the art of the bow tie. “I feel at home when I get dressed or decide to create something unique. I create [...]