My name is Belrycklah Jean-Baptiste. I came to America when I was 15 years old and I was placed in foster care at the age of 16 years. I joined the Youth CAN! program to help me stay connected with people that can help me in the future. The program served as a welcomed distraction from the problems I was facing at home. Now I can say I’m ready to build up my life without having someone to destroy it. This program opened the door for me to be someone in the society and to meet wonderful people that can help me out mentally and educationally.

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