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Would you like to share a story with us? Contact YDSD Website Team at 1(877) 694-5741 or e-mail your stories to email@example.com
||Motivational speaker Dee Hankins has devoted his gifts, skills, and talents for the sole purpose of helping people reach their goals and achieve individual success. I was 2 months old when I was placed into the foster care system. My biological mom had taken me to the hospital one night when she noticed I wasn’t breathing properly. ... |
||Hello my name is Sir James Gipson. I am a 23 year old former foster youth who came out of the system with a business idea, healthy cupcakes. I have leveraged a hand full of corporations, and non-profit organizations that have helped build ... |
||Stanford senior nabs prestigious Truman Scholarship |
Johnny Madrid, an undergraduate majoring in urban studies who has lived much of his life in the California foster care system, is one of 77 students selected ...
||For many of us emancipating from the foster care system means “leaving home again.” I left home four times over again. In 1985 I migrated into the United States with my biological family from Michoacan, Mexico after I experienced my initial years ... |
||I am former foster youth from Los Angeles. I had a happy but not easy child hood. I was in foster care from the age of 16 to my 20th birthday. I began working part time at the late age of 15. I loved the game of basketball. As I got better at ... |
||My experience in foster care was an experience that helped mold me in who I am today. I became apart of the system of foster care soon after I was born. My mother was diagnosed with a severe psychological disorder, which made her incapable of ... |
||Hello, my name is Onitsha Thompson and I am your LA County Youth Development Services Ombudsman. I am here to assist you and make sure that you receive the services in which you are eligible. I was placed in foster care at age 11 due ... |
||I am Reina V. I am 18 years of age and I have been in the foster care system since I was 12. It was extremely difficult for me to be separated from my mother and placed in the foster care system. Although my life with my mother wasn't a healthy situation ... |
||According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are 308,745,538 people in the United States and out of that number there are 38,929,319 African Americans. In 2009, 3,111 African Americans obtained a bachelors degree and 1,215 received a master’s ...
Avenues of Independence Call for Stories
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