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October 7, 2009

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October 7, 2009

I was an all-star in 2009, and working with FosterClub has opened so many doors for me. Everyone who works at fosterclub is invested heart and soul in the system. Many times when I was in foster care I felt people only cared about me because they were paid to do so. With FosterClub, I never felt that way. Their staff are so conscious of the needs of youth like myself, and help shape us into becoming the kind of adults we wished for as kids. They are amazing and are helping make visible changes within the system.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I always knew who I was, but I am now comfortable talking unapologetically about the past that has shaped me into that person. They make me feel like I belong somewhere, which is a HUGE big deal for me.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The self-discovery, and greater understanding I gained.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated, passionate people. The fosterclub staff are my role models.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Increase the number of youth attending college, extend care to 21 nationwide, empower tons more youth... The possibilities would be endless! FosterClub is capable of anything.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 16, 2009

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September 16, 2009

Fosterclub is one of the greatest things to ever happen to kids in care, it not only gives a way for foster care alumni to speak out for future generations of foster kids, it teachs current youth how to speak up for themselves

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do so much more to help kids in the foster care system

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 15, 2009

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September 15, 2009

I have had a deep passion and wanting to truly make a difference in the lives of youth for many years. I began to get involved in local agencies, but I began to hear a whisper about this amazing organization that was created specifically for the improvement of the foster care system through the eyes of the true experts of the system, the youth. This thing called FosterClub is a place where not only do youth truly get their voices heard, but things then actually happen, the plant grows from the seeds were are able to plant. This organization is youth driven, youth powered, and youth led. This is such a true statement, we as the young leaders determined the important factors needing attention and change, we chose what to learn about and work on, we visited Washington D.C. to speak face to face with the law makers of this country, we taught countless youth how to be resilient, how to keep ourselves safe when dealing with family, how to recognize the importance of permanence. FosterClub touches the hearts of so many youth, and adults, and foster parents, and concerned citizens. Of course, all this is what FosterClub allowed me to do, since the year of 2006 when i finally found out that all the whispers were true and this organization truly is amazing. I had been having several tragedies take place in my life, and thus I was aimless in my direction and lost in my own heart's anguish. I was in leadership positions in some local boards, but my heart was so filled with nothing that it was hard for me to help myself at the same time I was helping others. I was told that I should apply to become a FosterClub All Star. The state told me they would support me in this experience. I knew I needed an adventure, a chance to find myself, and to truly put a flame to the kindling of my passion. I was selected, and I was changed, and I was filled, and I found a small part of my purpose. I was able to learn so much from the thousands of youth I came into contact with, and the tens of thousands the twelve of us All Stars were able to help. I also developed very strong personal bonds with my fellow All Stars. Having been in a position due to foster care where I had people leave me and thus I was unable to truly open up, being around people with similar backgrounds allowed me to explore myself in depth. I grew socially, and professionally, and personally. This program quite literally must have been sent to change lives and give people identity. That is what FosterClub gave me, an identity. I am who I am, and I cannot see who I have become without FosterClub. And believe me, this isn't just me, I know of the fact that many of my fellow All Stars, both past and present, have had similar impacts in their lives. Of course, beyond what I have done and what FosterClub did for me, I have seen the impact of the messages we deliver, the hope this organization inspires in an under represented but highly resilient and intelligent population of this country that deserves so much more than what they have gotten. To know that a youth who before the impact of FosterClub felt as though they had no future and then after felt as though the stars are the very beginnings of what they can hold in their hands.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the growth the unique team, with coaches and players all on the same level and learning from one another, atmosphere instills, inspires, and makes possible.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

quite simply provide this humble group of people with more support.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the amazing trend I have seen that this organization started in terms of youth engagement and development at every level of an organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the kind of people that make one want to reach a new level of being. they make me want to be the best i can be.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

finally have the funding that matches the quality and amount of work it has done up to this point. That much money would mean more original, never thought of before work and ideas that could come to life to truly impact more lives.

Ways to make it better...

more people could grasp the importance of the work FosterClub does. More funding would lead to an increase in the people who could be reached and filled with hope.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the economical challenges we are facing are in a place all by themselves. Also, I believe that FosterClub is changing the face of not only child welfare but also of the way any organization should utilize youth leadership and creativity. Resist to change

One thing I'd also say is that...

The model of FosterClub should be a nationally recognized and implemented mentor, youth engagement, and life changing program.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 14, 2009

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September 14, 2009

FosterClub makes me CONNECTED, INFORMED, INSPIRED and REPRESENTED!! I have been a part of FosterClub since 2004 and have constantly referenced the website and utilized its resources. I am now part of the FosterClub family and it means the world to me to have the unique kind of support that FosterClub offers to youth in care. I am now an advocate for the 513,000 youth in care and I wouldn't be if FosterClub didn't believe in me.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being connected with other youth in care on the message boards and at conferences, being informed in all the resources available to youth, being inspired to become an advocate and follow my heart, and representing the other youth in care.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being able to travel across the country to meet other youth and supportive adults and share my story to inspire and educate.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing and fun, and truly had their hearts in this mission.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach more people and possibly go international!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 13, 2009

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September 13, 2009

Foster Club is a great part of my life I go on the web site daily and get to talk and meet other youth thats just like me the staff of Foster Club are a group of respected and knowledgeable people who really care about the lives of youth in foster care I was recently named Outstanding Leader from NV and they have shown me what it is really like to have someone to care about me and only want the best for me I could go on and on about how great Foster Club is but that would take days if not years NV R.D.Brown

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Face to Face peer training at the 08 and 09 NV Statewide Youth Conference and in DC on the hill visit

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

to take all there financial needs away

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

That the staff really cares about me and the life's of other youth in foster care

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the love is there to the point of no return

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Improve the and train more youth in the foster care system

Ways to make it better...

If we could have stayed there longer

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the lack of knowledge of this OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION

One thing I'd also say is that...

I LOVE FOSTER CLUB AND YOU SHOULD LOOK INTO IT YOU WILL LOVE IT TOO

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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