A Foster Child’s Dream

Scholarship Entrant: Ciara from Cerritos, CA
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Ciara: 2

As a former foster youth my dream is to give back what was so selflessly given to me. If I could be a full time photographer and capture the essence of beauty within young men and women from the foster care system and show the those that beat the odds, rose above the statistics and stigmas given to them, open the eyes of many so they can see through ours and make a positive impact on how were responded to by merely visualizing a person behind a lens; then I truly believe that change will resonate in the hearts of people and help them to know that were not bad, were not a menace to society or simply waste to leave behind, but rather we live, breath and our hearts beat just like anyone else and what we need is love, peace and stability so we have a fighting chance like anyone else.
If I could capture the inner essence of what beautiful really is within from a camera and provide each of them the confidence, self-esteem and self-worth through a moment they will never forget and words that they will embrace for a lifetime; I truly believe a positive change beyond what they have will manifest. A positive change and hope would be provided to other young men and women in or out of the system to see that so many made it and they can too! My living will not be in vain.

Ciara Jasiewicz

Vote for Ciara: 2

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