Foster care is often referred to as a system. But the success of children and youth who enter and leave that system is largely dependent on the individuals, organizations and communities who dedicate their time and energy year-round to helping young people in need. Read the stories of several successful foster care alumni and find out more about people who are making a difference in the lives of youth currently in foster care.
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Alumni of Foster Care
A hip-hop fashion designer. An award-winning blues singer. An All-Pro NFL linebacker. An actress. A self-help guru. A music producer. An author. A filmmaker What do they have in common? They are all foster care alumni who credit their relationships with caring adults as making an important difference in their lives. Click below to read their inspiring stories of triumph.
All Pro NFL Linebacker
R&B Producer/Musician and Recording Industry Entrepreneur
Award-Winning Blues Singer
Hip-Hop Fashion Designer/Entrepreneur
Advice Guru/Author/Motivational Speaker
People Making a Difference
With guidance and support from nurturing adults, children and youth in foster care are capable of overcoming the repercussions of previous abuse and neglect. Everyone has the power to do something positive that will change a lifetime for a young person in foster care. Click below to learn more about some of the dedicated, caring people who are making a difference.
Coordinator, “Wednesday’s Child” – NYC Children’s Services
Judge Glenda A. Hatchett
Former Family Court Judge/National CASA Celebrity Advocate
Cindy and Rob Lopez
Stephanie Lopez Cox
U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Star
Kinship Foster Parent
Mary Pat and Dan Rowland
Social Worker/Child Welfare Administrator
Maria and Domingo Sanchez