Shawna Bullen-Fairbanks

Shawna Bullen-Fairbanks she/her/hers Shawna is a young Biexual indigenous woman from Minnesota. She advocates for change through many organizations and has been a panelist for many foster youth related webinars. She has testified for the foster youth Ombudsman bill for Minnesota. She loves to volunteer in her community and loves... Read more


Z 9 years in Foster Care 21 years old Z is completing dual Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work and Criminal Justice. From there, they will pursue a Master’s degree in either Social Work of Political Science. Z plans to have a career in the policy and advocacy sector related to... Read more

Devon Jenkins

5 Years in Minnesota’s Foster Care System Devon Jenkins is a 20-year-old foster youth from Minnesota. Devon encountered his first out of home placement at the age of 13. Since then he has been in five out of home placements and three congregate care facilities. Although his experience in congregate... Read more