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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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Foster Care Hero Danielle Gletow

Everyone wishes for something.  Danielle Gletow’s  organization One Simple Wish works to fulfill the wishes of foster children, at-risk youth and vulnerable families around the country.  Founded in 2008, One Simple Wish helps others become heroes as well, by letting them make children’s dreams come true.  One Simple Wish donors contribute everything from tickets to [...]

September Hero of the Month – Keith Hefner

Shining a spotlight on an important topic that most people do not think much about is heroic, and that is why Keith Hefner is Foster Care to Success’s Foster Care Hero of the month for September. Keith, a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, is a winner of the Luther P. Jackson Award for Educational [...]

August Heroes of the Month – Kevin Ryan and Tina Kelley

In July, I attended the American Bar Association‘s Conference on Children and the Law, and I am glad that I did because I got to hear two foster heroes give the keynote presentation. Kevin Ryan is the president of Covenant House International, which helps 56,000 at-risk and street youths in over 20 cities in six [...]