Cars For Kids, 2019
Hope, 18, also refuses to let her past dictate her future. She graduated high school one semester early, earning a cosmetology certificate. She obtained her driver’s license through Embrace Families’ Keys to Independence program, created to help teens in foster care maintain a sense of normalcy by supporting them through the licensing and insurance process. By working at a fast-food restaurant, she saved enough money to buy a used car that hasn’t been dependable, but that’s now part of her past as well.