Juvenile Law Center

May 14, 2013

Former Foster Youth Participate in Rally to Raise Awareness of Foster Care

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Barbara Huggins and Jimmy Wayne, foster care alumni and advocates for change, participated in a rally in Harrisburg, PA on Monday to raise awareness of the 14,000 children in foster care (including 6,292 ages 13 to 21). Both Barbara and Jimmy found permanency and family as teenagers, which made all the difference. “Having a solid home filled with love … changed every cell [in my body],” Jimmy said.

Having the unconditional love and stability of family gives youth the freedom to focus on their futures and achieve goals with the confidence that they’ll be supported when they succeed AND when they make mistakes.

Read more about the rally here. 

To hear more from Barbara Huggins, who coordinates the Pennsylvania Youth Advisory Board and has played a key role in starting a Foster Care Alumni of America chapter in Pennsylvania, visit her blog, "Babs' Brew."

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