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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Former Foster Youth Sable Locci Shares her Story...

"When you #SpeakUp, you never know who's listening, so please,
please speak up. The possibilities are 
endless when you do! You're not alone, I am here with you. I stand with and for you, always."

"It seems kind of weird to say, to think about even, but I believe my worst experience in the foster care system was having social workers, courts, etc. not recognize how troubled I was. I'd always been a real academic kid who loved school and excelled. I participated in honors programs and attended magnet schools my whole life and none of that changed when I went into out-of-home care. I was still an honors student, even though I lived in over ten houses in a twelve-month period and changed schools many times. I believe that because I was able to perform outwardly as I always had, that many assumed I was okay when I wasn't. I was twelve and alone and very, very scared and I naturally immersed myself in things that remained familiar--school was familiar--and excelling in school was familiar. I struggled having been separated from not only my parents, but my siblings as well.


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