Izzy W. Maple Lake, Minnesota When I think of important permanent connections and supportive people, I think of my grandmother. Throughout most of my life, she has been there. Without her guidance, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I think
Rayla J. Brevard County, Florida Growing up in foster care, no one prepares you for the multitude of challenges you will face. Foster youth are susceptible to navigating challenges like abrupt placement transitions, losing contact with friends and family, and being constantly
Starz S. Ohio In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and forget what truly matters — human connection. The people we surround ourselves with play a crucial role in shaping our lives and influencing our decisions.
Carlos J. Charlotte, NC Supportive adults play a critical role in the development and well-being of young people by offering guidance, encouragement, and a listening ear. These individuals can include parents and guardians, teachers and coaches, mentors and role models, and other