Meet R! R is an 18-year-old young man who graduated high school earlier this year. He has spent 10 years in foster care and will age out of the system on his 21st birthday. R is getting ready to move into his own apartment. R wrote and asked to share the following:
"I just graduated high school. I’m going to college to study photography and learn how to build a business and be an entrepreneur. It didn’t all start like this though. At first, I didn’t think I was going to finish school or didn’t even have thoughts of being an artist. I used to be in the streets, and I stopped playing sports. This was around covid year, I was about 15 when I started experiencing real life situations. It started to have some bad impact on my life, and I started making bad decisions while in foster care. When I turned 16 finally wanted to get help from foster care and graduate high school. This was one of my main goals my whole childhood: to make it out of high school. It may not seem like much, but it feels good to finally be on the right path to adulthood. This will be my first permanent home where I won’t have to worry about if I am going to be able to stay there."
R's goals are to become a photographer and a videographer. R wants to go to college and is going to start out at a community college to save money. R eventually wants to move to Atlanta, or somewhere like that once he finishes college. Once he has a stable income, he would like to get married and have children.
R is in need of items for living on his own in his first apartment. Items can be purchased from our Amazon wish list and shipped directly to Fostering Futures. Just click the link below.
Monetary donations can also be made to help us support our young adult. Any monetary donations will be put toward purchasing large items from our Young Adult's Amazon List or gift cards. If you would like to purchase a gift card and mail or deliver it, please contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your support and contributions will help us to purchase needed items for our young adult of the month. Help us give this young person a positive start as they prepare to age out of foster care.