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Brittany's Blog: Straight Talk by a Scholar from Foster Care

Meet Lori, a Student Advisory Board Member who is making her mark by helping others

I have been so inspired over the last month by FSM staff, students, and network partners who have shared their #MakeYourMarkFSM photos on social media! (It’s not too late to post your photos! More info available in this blog entry) It is so exciting and uplifting to see the passion so many of you have for working with young people who have experienced time in foster care. Lori Johnson, one of FSM’s Student Advisory Board members, is one of those people that inspires me because of how she puts her passion into action. I am honored to feature Lori on Brittany’s Blog. Welcome,…

Reflections on FSM’s first ever Student Advisory Board

I would like to welcome a brilliant colleague of mine, Tamara Toutant, as a guest writer for Brittany's Blog. I have had the privilege of working with Tamara for almost two years and have witnessed her passion and professionalism first hand. As a key player in FSM's Student Advisory Board, Tamara is "making her mark" by contributing her skills and energy to the SAB team. I am confident her words will inspire and excite you. Welcome, Tamara!

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