Growing Skills Through Independent Living

YAC members highlight Foster Care Awareness month in May.

DeeDee takes a selfie with the Institute of Beauty and Wellness logo at the bottom.May was Foster Care Awareness month and the Youth Advisory Council members spent the month highlighting what foster care means to them and how the Independent Living Grant helped them move forward.

Our Independent Living participants are thriving in new opportunities, like DeeDee who recently began Aveda’s Esthetician program.

“I’m so thankful for the […] program with Independent Living because it has helped me get started and maintain my housing. My goal is to graduate in August with my Esthetician Degree from the Aveda School in Madison and to eventually start my own business.”