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Two Aged-Out Youth Reveal Life After Foster Care

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Host, Nina Fitzhugh Wells interviews two former foster youth who are excelling higher in life. Despite their background and experiences, they have chosen to forge ahead to become productive, self-sufficient adults... Meet Shakeema and Davon.

Shakeema Isaac was born in New York City. She entered foster care when she was 4 years old and aged out at 18. Shakeema had a challenging time. When she aged out, she was lonely and scared of relationships. “I was being taken advantage of and had no one to turn to” shares Shakeema. Now 30 years old, Shakeema is a college student and business owner who continues to strive to excel higher as she manages life, one day at a time.

Davon Mitchell is a 24-year-old former foster youth who  has  experienced many roads in life. For Davon, his prayer is that these roads all lead to his success in life. “Family matters to me,” states Davon. “Having witnessed both the functional and dysfunctional aspects of family while growing up, has helped shape my views. I have chosen to leave it all to God and deal with life one day at a time.” Davon is a part-time college student, works several jobs, and is a single father who focuses on strengthening family, for himself and his son. He credits having many mentors for helping him set goals and establish core values. As a  published author and avid writer, Davon continues to inspire others through his literary work.