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Youth and Foster Alumni Stories


Imagine all you had in this world were a pair of purple pants to call your own. That was the case for Latasha C. Watts who grew up in foster care and became homeless at the age 18 when she aged out of the system.

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Jeremy spent five years in Colorado’s foster care system and is a senior at the University of Northern Colorado majoring in communication. Last summer Jeremy became a FosterClub All-Star through a 10-week internship program sponsored by FosterClub, a national network of youth in foster care.

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Manny overcame many obstacles during his 16 years in foster care to become an entrepreneur, educator, youth pastor and motivational speaker.

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Oskaloosa, Iowa

Rusty relentlessly practiced on the saxophone he received as a gift from his birth mom. His hard work enabled him to play with many well known musicians.

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Jackie spent more than half of her life in foster care. She now runs a local chapter of a statewide support group for foster care teens and alumni in Iowa. She shares with us her story of finding happiness after foster care.

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