Kelsey Burton, FSS Youth Advisory Council chair. (2022)

“… Youth in foster care are not bad kids. We have just come from harder places. We want what every person wants — to feel cared for, safe, known and loved. We want to be heard, not only for ourselves, but for the kids who are in foster care now and those who will enter in the future.”

Kelsey Burton is the chair of Family Support Services’ Youth Advisory Council. Read the op-ed  she wrote for Foster Youth Month and was published in the Florida TImes-Union on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, by clicking here.

Learn more about how to support teens in the foster care system by clicking here.