ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue57 (November 2017)

Former Foster Youth Shari Walker Shares Her Story...

"The system taught me that I was stronger than what I knew, and
wiser than what I felt."

"My worst experience in foster care happened one month before I emancipated out of the foster care system. I had been accepted to over seven Universities and was being provided an all expense paid trip to my top school Clark Atlanta University, in Georgia. The excitement was driven by my acceptance to the University, the tour of the school and going to a new place. I grew up my entire life in Los Angeles, the furthest areas of LA I had reached was Inglewood, South Central and Compton. So this tour would solidify my decision to go to school out of state and start a new beginning...

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