We have all heard of foster care. However, little about the thousands of children and their experiences are ever brought to the public’s attention.
There’s a bill under consideration this week that would extend foster care benefits to youth after age 18. Ann speaks up about why it’s important to her and other youth who’ve been there: “It’s kinda hard for us to grow up as fast as the system wants us to and we’re not ready for it. And our brains aren’t ready for it.”
I am so thankful that you take care of yourself every single day. I am so honored to become you. The most powerful thing you are showing me is what is possible with our life. I can’t wait to meet you.
This was Tamisha’s second year participating in the simulation. This time around, she managed to visit every necessary booth and still have money left, unlike like last time when she ran out of money. But Angel, 16, wasn’t as lucky.