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Success Stories Foster Care Heroes

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Every month we honor a special foster care hero. See below for this month's honoree!

Many of our students and alumni would not be where they are – in colleges and training programs, making careers, and raising families – were it not for the support of a special person or organization. Foster parents, caseworkers, CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates), educators, mentors, coaches and more all make a difference in the lives of America’s foster youth. Every month we celebrate one such Foster Care Hero. Check out this month’s hero below!

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[Guest Blog] Making Time to Show Kindness

“Now!” “Mine!” “No!” These are three lovely words that I hear frequently as the mom of a 4 year old and a 1.5 year old. Let’s face it: Kids are selfish, and the truth is, we all are. Attempting to fight this selfishness, I resolved to serve more with my kids, and this resolution has [...]

New Mexico Wins in Foster Youth’s Medicaid Coverage

New Mexico, along with 13 other states, has made an enormous leap for providing Medicaid coverage for foster youth. Governor Susana Martinez signed legislation requiring the state to provide Medicaid coverage to former foster children up to age 26, no matter what state they resided in when they aged out of foster care. Why is [...]

Passion: The Heart of a True Gentleman

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 [...]