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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 [...]

Back to School for Foster Youth

| August 14th,2012

While preparing for school in September is an exciting time for most students across the U.S., for foster youth it can be downright scary. Casey Family Programs has reported that 65 percent of those who grew up in foster care changed schools seven or more times from kindergarten through their senior year of high school! It’s [...]

“I’ll Survive”

| August 7th,2012

Alisha Adkins is a former foster youth survivor. She wrote the poem below while she was in 10th grade struggling to overcome what she described as a “horrible home life”. At the time, the only adult who listened to her and mentored her was her English teacher, who encouraged her to write her feelings down [...]

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