Meet the Changemakers Terry

Terry is a Changemaker currently attending Aquinas College. 

Terry Almame moved to the United States from Algeria through a refugee youth program led by Bethany Christian Service in 2017. From 2017 to 2019, he attended Wyoming High School (Go Wolves) until he graduated. Currently, Terry is attending Aquinas College, pursuing a degree in Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies. He aims to further his education at one of Michigan’s law schools. Terry is working with the Fostering Success Michigan program, a statewide initiative under Educate Tomorrow that focuses on postsecondary access and success for youth with experience in foster care and homelessness in Michigan. As a Changemaker, Terry supports his peers at Aquinas College to help them successfully complete their college journey.

While at Wyoming High School, Terry was part of the leadership committee Alpha Wolf 11 and was their Champion of Character that promoted students to be kind, compassionate, and gracious to their community. Terry is currently one of Aquinas College’s Multicultural Club board members in which he serves as an events promoter.

Terry is passionate about using his personal experiences and stories to promote social justice and equal opportunity within foster care and refugee programs. Terry believes education is the most potent weapon to promote equal opportunity and social justice for all.

Terry is passionate about sports, especially football (Soccer); he was part of the Wyoming High School Varsity soccer team until graduation, and he’s currently part of the Aquinas College men's soccer team. Terry enjoys playing soccer with his friends and believes that life is like soccer. You need goals to be successful. 

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Fostering Success Michigan is a program of Educate Tomorrow that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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