December 5, 2011
I was a ward of the state and became a youth enrolled in CHOICES, Inc in there Independent Living Program in 1990. Choices Inc changed my life by providing me life skills to help me transition into a productive member of society. The staff provided encouragement, skills, mentoring and leadership which gave me the strength and determination to be successful despite the hand that was dealt to me. After finishing the program in 1992, I went on to college where I completed my Master‘s degree, I joined the military and currently I’m a Federal Government employee working for the Department of the Army as a Deputy, Information Technology Management Office. As a product of the Foster Care System teaches us adversity is a fact of life we understand we can’t control it “But” we can control our destiny and the outcome on how we will plan to react to it. This is one just one of the fundamental lessons that CHOICES teaches and it has stayed with me ever since.
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expand the organization to the Model for other State Programs to follow.
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MY ROLE:General Member of the Public & I was a Foster Care Child enrolled in there Independent Living Program in 1990. Review from Guidestar