18-year-old Hendersonville, North Carolina resident Farrah Gillie said she had short-term foster family placements before she was lodged in a group home, and was assigned to four more families after that before she was formally adopted at the age of 17.
To give back to other youth who are currently going through similar experiences, she spends her time as a counselor in training every summer at the Under One Sky Village Foundation’s Journey Camp, noting, “I know I can always come back here.”
The foundation is all about supporting youth in foster care and providing them with an avenue that can make it possible for them to mentor each other as they grow up. In Gillie’s case, she was taught about the importance of applying for financial aid in college and the specifics of car maintenance.
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