Fostering independence

Guidance from peers, adults can help young people ‘aging out’ of foster care make the leap into adulthood

Posted: August 21, 2013 at 2:44 a.m.

Krysta White (left) prepares a speech on Aug. 9 for the convention of the Arkansas Youth Advisory Board. She is president of the board, which helps youths in the foster care system as they prepare to transition out of state care. Her sister, Sedella, a former president, provides assistance and support.

Krysta White has been lucky enough to have a big sister to show her the ropes. She and her sister, Sedella White, were encouraged by their teachers and their foster parents to follow their dreams in the 10 years since they entered the foster care system.

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