Kezia's Story

Kezia photoHi my name is Kezia. I participate in the Independent Living Program at the YMCA. I appreciate this program because it helps me on my way towards becoming an independent young adult. I like how the program has great opportunities to experience new things.
 
One of the opportunities I've had recently was participating at the Youth Advocacy Day event in Olympia. I learned a lot and was able to speak to legislative representatives to inform them about issues that
affect foster youth. The events that day matter to me because I was once a foster care kid myself.
 
I've benefitted from the support of the Independent Living Program while I was in foster care and
continue to love the program now that I'm no longer in care. Please support the program and youth like myself, by donating to the Partners With Youth campaign at the YMCA.