George White

[(leadership development + advocacy) x alumni] = RESILIENCE

George has demonstrated remarkable leadership as an advocate for change in the foster care system. As a participant at Peace4Kids, George created “Project Homebound,” an initiative to raise awareness about the tragic homelessness that faces most youth after transitioning from the foster care system at age 18. He led a campaign that helped lead to the passage of AB12, landmark legislation that increased the legal age of foster care from 18 to 21. George is also an accomplished artist, having directed a music video for a member of the Black Eyed Peas, as well as producing numerous short films.

QUESTION: What is your role with the Fostering Change Network?

ANSWER: I am one of the founding members of the group.  I am primarily responsible for all of our communication both internal and external.

QUESTION: What motivates you to serve?

ANSWER: Growing up, I was always surrounded by people who made it their life goal to serve others. The fact that I was in foster care is a great example of how someone opened up her home in order to give me a helping hand.  To be more specific on the issue of foster, I see every day the effects the foster system has on kids. My mission in life is to help not only make the transition out of foster care easier but also the foster care experience altogether.

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