Our October Hero of the Month is Junely Merwin, UFC alumna who actively advocates for youth in care and works to spread awareness about foster care through social media and her website. She first entered foster care at fifteen with her one-month-old son, but despite this challenge, she persevered and graduated with a BS in Human Services from CSU Fullerton with a full-ride scholarship.
Junely spoke at our Foster the Conversation: Continuing Care into College panel and vulnerably shared her experience of being a foster child and going to college. The way that she constantly advocates for foster youth is inspirational and has impacted our students and staff. Thank you for all that you do, Junely!