Meet Michael. He is 14 and has been in foster care for six months. Michael has made a huge impression on everyone that comes into contact with him. This school year initially, Michael was not the most excited to start at a new school when he came into care. Prior to starting classes at his new school, he emailed his teacher to introduce himself before he ever met her. At this same school he has received the Eight Grader of the Week award, honor roll and a teacher of Michael’s has stated “he is such a motivated student.”
Michael is not quite sure what he plans to do in his future but he highly interested in receiving his credentials in computer coding or he would like to go into retail business and open a skateboarding company.
Michael is very active and enjoys skateboarding, hiking, swimming and biking. He also enjoys listening to music, reading, drawing and has an interest in computers. In his spare time, he volunteers at his local library once a week. Michael has recently applied for the May 2018 Project LIFE Youth Statewide conference, this will be his first conference. Michael’s worker states, “Michael is very interested in learning about living independently, even at such a young age. When we brought up the conference, hardly a sentence or two had been spoken about it when he interjected enthusiastically “I want to go!”
To those in foster care Michael wanted to share with you all, “Don’t lose hope.” Project LIFE is so proud of you and cannot wait to see what you have in store for this world. Keep striving to be your best self, Michael!