Blog Posts Tagged: foster youth

Issues Day Panel Speaker: Chris Poulos’s Journey to Success

| June 23rd,2015

Chris Poulos has a pretty impressive resume: He’s currently a fellow at The Sentencing Project, chairs a subcommittee for the Mayor of Portland, Maine and will graduate with a law degree in 2016. Although Chris has many great accomplishments, he still faces one problem: He cannot rent an apartment in Washington D.C. because Chris was […]

A Family’s Desire to Empower Foster Youth to Succeed

| June 12th,2015

Connections for Success’ short film is about a family bonded through the mutual love, support and hope they have found and share with each other. Katie and John mentor three young men, Miguel, Demetrius and Jonathan, in order to give them the opportunity to reach their potential; yet, along their journey, Katie and John learned […]

Former Foster Youth to Advocate for Improved Foster Parent Training

| June 11th,2015

Lily Dorman-Colby understands firsthand the importance of proper training for foster parents. Both of her biological parents struggled with mental illness, preventing them from properly caring for Lily and her brothers. At age 12, Lily was separated from her brothers and moved into the first of five long-term foster home placements. However, Lily soon found […]

Congratulations to Given Kachepa, D.D.S.

| June 3rd,2015

FC2S proudly says congratulations to Given Kachepa for receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery May 27, 2015 from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry! Given’s unforgettable journey is an excellent example of how determination, resiliency and hard work coupled with a caring, supportive community can help foster youth not only receive a postsecondary education […]

May is National Foster Care Month!

| May 1st,2015

May 2015 is National Foster Care Month, a month specially designated each year to recognize the countless people and organizations improving the lives of young people in foster care across the country. Established under President Reagan in 1988, National Foster Care Month is a special time to celebrate every individual who makes a difference in […]

[Guest Blog] Making Time to Show Kindness

| April 15th,2015

“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

| April 8th,2015

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 […]

Aim Higher Alum Creates Change at Her University

| March 31st,2015

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 […]

ASP Coach Kat Foley Shares How Successful Coaching Leads to Successful Students

| March 4th,2015

As an Academic Success Program coach with Foster Care to Success (FC2S), I am rewarded with seeing my students grow and blossom throughout their college years, while experiencing tremendous personal growth myself through these relationships. I love being a part of their academic and everyday lives as a coach, sounding board, encourager, editor, and support […]