Every FC2S student is part of a caring network of family-like support. Not only do we provide financial resources, but we reach out with coaching and mentoring, care packages and internships. And our students reach back, every day, with the stories of their lives. They share their accomplishments, their hopes and fears, and their day-to-day triumphs and tragedies.
The definition of success – particularly for men – has traditionally been fairly narrow: several degrees, a great job, wife and two kids, home in the suburbs. But as families, society and the economy shift, so too does “success.” And what about boys and young men who have grown up in foster care, sometimes without the foundation of a loving, supportive family? How do they even locate the road to a successful adulthood? We’d like to introduce you to five men who have gone from foster care to success. We are honored that FC2S played a role in each of their journeys, but you will see that it was their character, their determination and education that determined their path. Foster care is an integral part of each man’s story, but success is the happy ending.
Here are their stories.