on foster care issues:

Hassan T., taking it step by step

| May 17th, 2014

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Hassan learned through his childhood in foster care that no matter what happens in life, it’s important to just keep going step by step. He wants to help as many people as possible, and he has a plan in place – step after step. Read More

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Jimaral M. is fighting stereotypes

| May 16th, 2014

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Jimaral wants to make movies. “My babysitter was the television set. I learned a lot through TV and it was really engaging to me. I was exposed to so much at such a young age. The more I learn in my classes and at school the more I recognize stereotypes in the media that I want to fight in my work Read More

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Aurora S. aims higher again

| May 15th, 2014

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Aurora  currently attends the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she is studying early childhood and elementary education; she is a rising senior.  Read More

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Valerie H., living the ex pat life

| May 14th, 2014

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Since August 2012 Foster Care to Success alumnus Valerie has been living in Florence, Italy working as an architect, teaching, and traveling throughout Europe. Read More

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Ricardo R. will rock it all

| May 13th, 2014

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Ricardo is an actor, dancer, entrepreneur, blogger … and college graduate.  Of particular pride to Ricardo, he sang the National Anthem at his commencement ceremony.  Read More

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Keturah T. shines with optimism

| May 12th, 2014

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Keturah is a student at Riverside Community College in California, but she dreams of moving to Washington, D.C. and being a counselor with her own office. Read More

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Willow N., an artist saving lives

| May 11th, 2014

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Willow works for a company that produces the cloth hoods that go under fire helmets.  She is proud of her job, because her sewing skills and artistic abilities are used to directly save lives. Read More

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Alex G., intrepid traveler

| May 10th, 2014

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Alex was an Aim Higher Fellow last summer, and the experience taught her a lot about herself and the importance of following one’s dream – in a realistic way by taking small steps to a goal. Read More

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Christopher A., proving them wrong

| May 9th, 2014

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As a high school student, people told Christopher that he couldn’t go to college and that, “nobody here does that.” Christopher wanted to prove them wrong, and he did. Read More

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Philip S., King of Selfies

| May 8th, 2014

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Philip calls himself the king of “selfies” (self-portraits taken with a mobile phone). He enjoys snapping well-positioned photos of himself, smiling broadly and wearing the most fashionable of clothes. Read More

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