on foster care issues:

Sindy H., runner and dreamer

| May 20th, 2014

Sindy H

AIM HIGHER – Sindy is a student at Humboldt State University, and in May 2015, she will graduate with a degree in Sociology. She wants to be more than a social worker, though. Her dreams include policy making and instituting significant reforms within the field of child welfare.

Damien S., following in the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau

| May 19th, 2014

Damien S.

AIM HIGHER – Damien says that the best job title he ever had was “High School Explainer” at the San Francisco Exploratorium.  He got to run hands-on science demonstrations for children and families. “They would ask, ‘What’s this?’ and I would be able to break it down for them.  

Hassan T., taking it step by step

| May 17th, 2014

Hassan T.

AIM HIGHER – 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.

Jimaral M. is fighting stereotypes

| May 16th, 2014

Jimaral M.

AIM HIGHER – 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 [...]

Aurora S. aims higher again

| May 15th, 2014


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

Valerie H., living the ex pat life

| May 14th, 2014


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

Ricardo R. will rock it all

| May 13th, 2014

Ricardo R.

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

Keturah T. shines with optimism

| May 12th, 2014


AIM HIGHER – 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.