College Bridge Program for Former Fosters

In 2014, I worked with an admissions counselor at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay to design a program which would increase the college application rates, retention rates, GPS’s and graduation rates of former foster youth. This program was looked at by many, including individuals at NWTC. It was decided the resources were not thereContinue reading “College Bridge Program for Former Fosters”

Impacts of Foster Youth Transitional Living Programs

Introduction             According to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (2008), the primary mission of social workers is to enhance the lives of individuals who are vulnerable, oppressed, or living in poverty.  One of the most vulnerable, poverty stricken, and overlooked populations in the United States today is comprised of former foster children thatContinue reading “Impacts of Foster Youth Transitional Living Programs”

Failed Reunification. Age 14 Diary Entries

July 10, 1999 Age 14 I can’t believe it.  I’m actually home. This morning when I got up Mitch and Jene had a little talk with me about how all good things must end.  Then they all helped me load my stuff.  They also gave me my mattress, the dolphin sheets, and bedspread.                When momContinue reading “Failed Reunification. Age 14 Diary Entries”

Foster Home #2. Ages 13 and 14

I have to say, this one was a hard read for me. I had typed these entries out 6 years ago and at that time I had not recognized how much anger and sadness was taking over the person I was because I still harbored some of that in 2013. Reading these entries anger theContinue reading “Foster Home #2. Ages 13 and 14”

First Foster Home Diary Entries, Age 13

As with my previous diary posts, I will be leaving my teen writings in tact. I have not edited out the mundane and just left her writings as they were. As with the previous post, some of these entries are the typical “silly things” you expect to see from a young teen, other posts takeContinue reading “First Foster Home Diary Entries, Age 13”