AIM HIGHER uses video and social media to engage foster parents, social workers, mentors and employers in FC2S’ national movement to link education and training to employment and successful adulthood.
Our 2014 Aim Higher Fellows came to Washington DC for two weeks of training on effective ways to share their stories to inspire others in foster care to pursue their own postsecondary education or training dreams.
Each Fellow is an outstanding student who represents the thousands of foster youth in colleges across the country. Click on 2014 Fellows – Bios to find out more about them.
ALABAMA – Willie Reeves, 21, University of Alabama and Andrew Thomas, 21, Jacksonville State University
ARIZONA – Zakeeyah Habeel, 19, Arizona State University
CALIFORNIA – Gabriel Mendez, 21, Fullerton College; Bette Maisel, 25, Notre Dame du Mur; and Lilly Pan, 21, Saddleback College
COLORADO – Mercedez Taylor, 20, Colorado Mesa University
ILLINOIS – Nicole Everett, 18, Kentucky State University
MARYLAND – Lacresha White, 22, Frostburg State University*
MISSOURI – Christian Bolding, 21, Ozarks Technical Community College and Torri Lippold, 20, Missouri State University
NEW YORK – Latara Bell, 21, SUNY, Cortland;* Angelique Salizan, 21, Binghamton University; Shavonn Wheeler, 21, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Mia Groh, 22, Rochester Institute of Technology
NORTH CAROLINA – Isaiah Dorty, 19, Winston Salem State University; Kashawn McRavion-Little, 22, NC A&T University* (second year Fellow); Jason Robinson, 24, Central Piedmont Community College and Daniel “Lee” Vandenberg, 21, Appalachian State University
OHIO – Eric Gbur, 21, Youngstown State University; Shuana Jones, 21, Wright State University* and Megan Tipton, 22, Ohio University*
WASHINGTON STATE – Gabriel Kruse, 21, North Idaho College
* May 2014 graduate