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Alumni perspective

Jamerika on stage being crowned USA Ambassador Ms. 2021

Helping foster youth discover their dreams

Jamerika Haynes-Lewis is the former USA Ambassador Ms. 2021. Having been in foster care as a child, she uses her platform to empower youth and advocate for families.

Tawanna Brown

Finding my voice, changing my story

“I believe in you. When my seventh-grade teacher said those words to me, it clicked. And so, I’m saying them to you. There are people in the world who see potential and greatness in you.”

Elizabeth Sutherland

“I found my family at Walmart”

A foster care alum writes about the friends, colleagues, and strangers who helped her succeed after aging out of care.