August 18, 2020
Episode 53: Foster Strong with Keri Richmond
On this week’s episode of Fostering Change, Rob and Dana welcome Keri Richmond, the founder of Foster Strong. Keri previously told her story on Episode 40 of the podcast, and now she is sharing information about the organization she is building with other former foster youth. Foster Strong is about embracing the resilience of men and women who grew up in foster care and ending the stigma about children in the system.
Learn more about Foster Strong at urfosterstrong.org.
Keri Richmond is a passionate advocate for vulnerable children and families in Washington, D.C. Her passion is sparked by her own lived experience in the foster care system. Keri has presented research and recommendations on how to improve the system to Members of Congress and to the White House Domestic Policy Council. In her current role, she often meets with policymakers on Capitol Hill to advocate for critical changes. Keri believes that sometimes our worst and most traumatic experiences can be the catalyst for the most world-changing and inspiring work. This belief, infused with her experience, drives her to keep fighting for kids. To learn more about Keri’s work in her community and nationwide you can watch her TEDx talk here.
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