Each new piece is a way for me to connect to an identity that was stripped from me.
There’s a ticking clock always in the back of my mind. I need to graduate and become financially independent before the support I get from the foster care system disappears.
The moment I stepped into a group home, I felt like it was a mistake.
I used to dream of [adoption]. Having a mom and dad, siblings to play with, a dog. But when I hit twelve, I realized that I was getting old and adoption probably would never happen for me.
The moment I stepped into a group home when I was 12, I felt like it was a mistake. There I was, with about a dozen other teen boys. On my very first day, I got into a fight during a basketball game.
“Simple things like bringing in the voting machine and let the students practice it” can help students feel more prepared to vote.