Reading and Going on Walks
Julie is a bright, ambitious young woman. She entered governmental care with her five siblings when she was just six years old. For years, she remembers wishing and hoping for a forever family, especially as three of her siblings were eventually adopted. Unfortunately, Julie moved between different institutions and foster care for the remainder of her childhood and entered adulthood without the love and support of a family. Many peers in her situation dropped out of high school, but Julie graduated and was accepted to college. In order to receive governmental support to stay in school, Julie was living under the constrains of an institution designed for young children. Having lived in institutional environments her whole life, Julie was at risk of transitioning to independence without the life skills she needs to care for herself.
Julie looks up to individuals who have graduated and begun careers despite growing up in governmental care. She strives to be able to provide a better future for herself, but without age appropriate support, her future is at risk. Now that Julie is living in the Dream Home, she has the opportunity to complete her degree while learning the important skills she needs to become a successful adult. By sponsoring Julie, you can ensure that she receives the guidance, love, and support she needs to reach her full potential and pursue her dream of becoming a nationally renowned designer.