From Foster Care to Law School

By CR Staff

Even when the odds seem stacked against you, it’s possible to succeed. Like Ieshia Champs: she’s a mom of 5 who spent time in foster care and was once a high school dropout. This year, at 33, she graduated from law school at the top of her class.

This May, whether you are graduating from college, starting a job, or working hard on a new project, Children’s Rights sends our sincere good wishes for your success. Check out these inspiring stories and articles about young people overcoming obstacles and fighting hard to earn the education they deserve:

Here’s How You Can Help Teens When They Age Out Of Foster Care

“It’s no surprise that kids in foster care have worse educational outcomes than other kids.”

— Sandy Santana, our executive director speaks to Grown and Flown

 

 

 

 

Brian’s Story: I’ll Always Be a Foster Kid

“I went to 12 different schools growing up, including four different high schools. I aged out at 18, became homeless, and dropped out.
But my story doesn’t end there.”

Brian

 

 

 

 

Beating the Odds

“My message to my brothers and sisters in care? DO IT. Go to college. It’s scary. Everything that you’re unfamiliar with is scary. But you’re going to find so many new things about yourself and learn to advocate for yourself.”

Samantha

 

 

 

 

 

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My name is Candice, and I used to be in foster care.
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