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Chapter 3: Dakota

Dakota, 21, is a full-time student whose ambition to earn a degree in Social Work is fueled by her desire to help young people in need. Despite the instability of her time in care, Dakota feels she learned a lot by going through the foster care system, including how to take responsibility for her actions. “I feel really proud of where I’m at.”

"People think that foster kids are in foster care because they did something wrong or got in trouble… but in most cases it's not their fault."