Our students have overcome great odds, and along the way have inspired stories of success that resound beyond the traditional understanding. FC2S has had the honor of playing a significant role in supporting the determination, development of character, education – academic and personal – that has helped elevate our students from foster care to success.
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What happens when you put former foster youth in a room full of foster care professionals? Education…but the “teacher” may surprise you. On Nov. 17, 2014, the Child Welfare League of America hosted “Financial Challenges Facing Youth in Transition,” a panel discussion about how to create policies and practices to help foster youth with money management. And [...]
Albert Einstein once said, “A life lived for others, is the only life worth living.” Jodie Williams is a great example of this. Williams is the founder of Heart 2 Heart, a small nonprofit of volunteers in Solano County, CA dedicated to helping local foster youth. According to an article on dailyrepublic.com, Heart 2 Heart’s “goal is [...]
Bette Maisel is a 2014 Aim Higher Fellow attending Notre Dame de Namur University. As a senior at NDNU, Maisel is leveraging her Aim Higher experience to design a program to support other foster youth attending her university. “The program will create healthier experiences for students transitioning from high school to college. We want to help find [...]
Three years ago Tremale Berger stood confidently in front of a crowd. He looked out at the gathering of around 40 young men, certain his eloquently prepared speech would compel the youth to action. A sea of wide, expecting eyes rested on Tremale, and as he scanned the room and looked into the eyes of [...]