Chapter 1: Schalisha

Schalisha is determined to not be another disheartening statistic. The first in her family to attend college, this ambitious young woman is studying early childhood education and social work, as well as working full time. In addition to her busy schedule, Schalisha dedicates time to mentor a young girl whose story is similar to her own.

"I believe that there should be more programs that help, especially youth that are aging out of the foster care system"