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Success StoriesIn Their Own Words

Foster youth are activists, poets, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, and travelers.

Yet too often they are depicted solely from the perspective of their foster care background. Their words and actions prove that they are much more than that – with support and hard work they can be, and are, confident, successful members of their communities. Every day, our students act on their dreams and raise their voices on behalf of the things they believe in.

Check out their most recent stories!

Meeting a Red Scarf Project Volunteer in Person by Whitney Emke

My name is Whitney Emke. I was an Orphan’s Foundation of America/Foster Care to Success recipient from August 2008 to June 2012. About a year ago, I moved from my hometown of Randolph, New York to Brandon, Vermont to accept a job in Middlebury, Vermont. I found a wonderful, rewarding job as a Behavior Interventionist [...]

A Foster Student Tells His Success Story

Jonathan Valerio graduated from George Washington High School in New York this spring. Not only did he get his degree, he also was a commencement speaker, which is a big honor. In the fall, Jonathan will be attending the New Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Foster Care to Success is [...]

Semester at Sea Adventure by Molly Sobol

Right now I am sailing on the MV Explorer on my way from Ghana to Morocco, I have spent this semester circumnavigating the globe on the Semester at Sea, Spring 2013 voyage, thanks to the generous support of Foster Care to Success. In the last four months I have had the opportunity to spend time [...]