Showing Up as a Teacher and a Student

My name is Ivory Bennett. I am currently 29 years old. And I spent roughly 17 years of my life in foster care because of my mother’s extreme mental illness. At this point in time, […]


Resources I Relied on Have Come to a Halt

It isn’t all that uncommon for former foster youth to live in poverty after transitioning out of the foster care system. To give you a better idea, let me provide you with some numbers. After […]

Child Welfare

What Foster Youth Shadow Day Meant to Me

On June 4, 2019, I had the privilege to shadow Congresswoman Yvette Clark (D-N.Y.) and advocate for change within our national child welfare system. This event was granted to me through the National Foster Youth […]