on foster care issues:

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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Nina W., in college and proud of it

| May 7th, 2014

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Nina didn’t always expect to go to college. In high school, she struggled with depression, and with finding a place to live. By her senior year, though, she started rethinking what she wanted from life and recognized the importance of a college education. Read More

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Bert C., aspiring doctor

| May 6th, 2014

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Bert dreams of becoming a doctor. He wants to serve other people, and apply the skills he is learning at Kent State University. Currently, he struggles in his Chemistry class, but he seeks out campus resources and believes that he will succeed. Read More

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Lavonte H., dad and student

| May 5th, 2014

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Lavonte is currently going to school to become an EMT. He dreams of helping people and saving lives. He will graduate with his associate degree from Lakeland Community College in Ohio this coming fall. Read More

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